Miles Wilson

Fiction Writer, Poet

Author's Bio

I was born in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, raised in South Dakota and Washington, and educated at Pomona College and the University of Oregon. I worked in fire control for the U. S. Forest Service in California and Oregon, served as managing partner for a small logging and lumber company, and have taught at colleges in Oregon and Texas. I am distinguished professor emeritus at Texas State University, where I was founding director of the MFA program

Publications & Prizes


Woodswork: New and Selected Stories of the American West (University of New Mexico Press, 2018)
Fire Season (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2014)
Line of Fall (University of Iowa Press, 1989)


Harm (University of Nevada Press, 2003)
Prizes won: 

John Simmons Short Fiction Award for Line of Fall; Western Heritage Award and Violet Crown Book Award for Harm; shortlisted for AWP Award in the Novel and Short Fiction, Sullivan Prize, Akron Poetry Prize, Willa Cather Prize, Brittingham Prize, Wesleyan Poetry Series, Drue Heinz Prize, Flannery O'Connor Award. Fellowships from Writers' League of Texas, Christopher Isherwood Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts

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Belle Fourche, SD
South Dakota
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Last update: Jul 27, 2018