Rob Davidson

Fiction Writer

Chico, CA
California US

Author's Bio

I am the author of six books, including Welcome Back to the World: A Novella and Stories, forthcoming from Cornerstone Press in 2024. My fiction, essays and interviews have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Indiana Review, New Delta Review, South Dakota Review, and elsewhere. My honors include a Fulbright award, multiple Pushcart Prize nominations, and an AWP Intro Journals Project Award in fiction. Twice appointed Artist in Residence at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, I've led workshops at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, the Anderson Island Writing Retreat, the Redding Writers Forum, and other events. I teach creative writing and American literature at California State University, Chico. Please visit

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Publications & Prizes

What Some Would Call Lies: Novellas (Five Oaks Press, 2018)
Spectators: Flash Fictions (Five Oaks Press, 2017)
The Farther Shore: Stories (Bear Star Press, 2012)
The Master and the Dean (University of Missouri Press, 2005)
Field Observations: Stories (University of Missouri Press, 2001)
Prizes won: 

Fulbright U.S. Senior Scholar, Taiwan (2015-2016); Camber Press Fiction Chapbook Award, judged by Ron Carlson (2009); AWP Intro Journals Project Award, fiction (1997)

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Duluth, MN
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Last update: Feb 08, 2024