Sean Madden

Fiction Writer

Lincoln, CA

Author's Bio

Sean Madden is an analyst at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. His story, “How the Lonesome Engine Drivers Pine,” was a finalist for Alternating Current Press’s 2018 Luminaire Award for Best Prose. He is also a co-recipient of the Fourth Annual John Updike Review Emerging Writers Prize. His stories have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Waccamaw, Blue River, and Dappled Things. He holds an MFA from the University of Kentucky, and lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada with his wife and sons.

Publications & Prizes

Journals: , , ,
The Thing Itself Literary Journal
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Umbrella Factory Magazine
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Prizes won: 
  • Luminaire Award for Best Prose (Finalist for “How the Lonesome Engine Drivers Pine,” Alternating Current Press, Jun 2018).
  • Fourth Annual Emerging Writers Prize (Co-recipient, The John Updike Review, Fall 2017).
  • Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction (Finalist for “The Sister’s Inheritance,” Sep 2014).

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Marcel Proust, John Updike, Bernard Malamud, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Russo, John Banville, Victor LaValle, Elizabeth Taylor, Edward St. Aubyn, Ron Hansen, Chaim Potok, J.F. Powers.
What I'm reading now: 
Virgil Wander by Leif Enger, The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
San Diego, CA
California
Raised in: 
San Diego, CA
California
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Last update: Aug 09, 2019