Eliot Parker

Fiction Writer

104 Mondrian Place
Oxford, MS 38655

Author's Bio

Eliot Parker is the author of the thriller novel A FINAL CALL, which won second place in the annual BookFest Awards for Crime/Legal Fiction Writing in 2022. He is also the author of the short story collection SNAPSHOTS, which won the 2020 PenCraft Literary Award and the 2021 Feathered Quill Book Award for Short Story Anthology. His thriller novel, A Knife's Edge, received the West Virginia Literary Merit Award, and he has been a finalist for the Southern Book Prize (now SIBA) in Thriller Writing in 2017 for his novel FRAGILE BRILLIANCE. He hosts the podcast program, Now Appalachia on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, which profiles authors, editors, and publishers in the Appalachian region. Eliot currently teaches writing at the University of Mississippi. 

Publications & Prizes

A Final Call (Headline Books, 2021)
Snapshots: A Collection of Short Stories (Morgan James Publishing, 2020)
A Knife's Edge (Headline Books, 2018)
Code for Murder (Black Rose Writing, 2017)
Prizes won: 

Bookfest Book Award (second place) in Crime/Legal Fiction for A FINAL CALL: 2022

PenCraft Award for Fiction for SNAPSHOTS: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES: 2020

Feathered Quill Book Award for Fiction for SNAPSHOTS: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES: 2021

West Virginia Literary Merit Award: for A KNIFE'S EDGE: 2018



Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Eudora Welty, John Steinbeck, Pat Conroy, CJ Box, David McCullough, Billy Collins, James Wade, Ron Rash, Erik Larsen, Lisa Scottoline.

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Charleston, WV
West Virginia
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West Virginia
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Last update: Apr 19, 2022