Grant Faulkner

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin House, The Southwest Review, and The Gettysburg Review. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. He recently published a  book of essays on creativity, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo. He's also published a collection of 100-word stories, Fissures, which have been included in The Best Small Fictions 2016 and W.W. Norton's New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction. He also co-hosts the podcast Write-minded.

Grant has presented at events such as the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Associated Writing Programs Conference, Book Expo America, the Chicago Humanities Festival, the Oakland Book Festival, the Bay Area Book Festival, Poets & Writers Live, the San Francisco Writers Conference, the Commonwealth Club, the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit, Writers Digest West, the Porchlight storytelling series, Litquake, Lit Crawl, the Mendocino Writers Conference, and the Arizona State Library Association’s YA Summit.

Additionally, Grant is co-founder of the Flash Fiction Collective, a member of the Oakland Book Festival’s Literary Council, a member of the National Writing Project Writers Council, and a member of Lit Camp’s Advisory Council.

Literary agent: 
Lindsay Edgecombe - Levine, Greenberg, & Rostan

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo (Chronicle Books, 2017)


Fissures (Press 53, 2015)

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Born in: 
Oskaloosa, IA
Raised in: 
Oskalooosa, IA
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Last update: May 17, 2019