Ron Austin

Fiction Writer

Saint Louis, MO 63116
Phone: 
314-374-9808
Twitter: 

Author's Bio

Ron A. Austin's short stories have been placed in Pleiades, Story Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Black Warrior Review, and other journals. Avery Colt Is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar, his first collection of linked stories, won the 2017 Nilsen Prize and has been longlisted for the 2020 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. Austin's work has garnered a 2016 Regional Arts Commission Fellowship and a special mention in the 2015 Pushcart Prize Anthology. He, his partner Jennie, and son Elijah live in St. Louis. He can be reached at ronaaustin@gmail.com.

Publications & Prizes

Prizes won: 

2017 Nilsen Prize,

2016 Regional Arts Commission Fellowship

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
SAINT LOUIS, MO
Missouri
Raised in: 
SAINT LOUIS, MO
Missouri
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Last update: Jan 28, 2020