Sterling Watson

Fiction Writer

Saint Petersburg, FL 33711

Author's Bio

Sterling Watson — Fiction

Sterling Watson is the author of seven novels, including Suitcase City (Akashic, 2015); Fighting in the Shade; Sweet Dream Baby; Deadly Sweet; Blind Tongues; The Calling; and Weep No More, My Brother. Sterling is the recipient of three Florida Fine Arts Council Awards for Fiction Writing. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in such publications as Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, Gulfstream Magazine, The Michigan Quarterly Review, The Chattahoochee Review, and The Southern Review. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He is the Peter Meinke Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida; for eleven years he co-directed the Writers In Paradise Conference with Dennis Lehane. He was the recipient of both the John M. Bevan Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award and the Lloyd W. Chapin Award for Excellence in Scholarship and the Arts for the 2006-2007 academic year. Before Eckerd College, he taught at the University of Florida and in the Prison School of the Florida State Penitentiary.

Publications & Prizes

Suitcase City (Akashic Books, 2015)
Fighting in the Shade (Akashic Books, 2011)
Sweet Dream Baby (Sourcebooks, 2002)
Deadly Sweet (Pocket Books, 1995)
Deadly Sweet (Simon & Schuster, 1994)
Blind Tongues (Delacorte, 1989)
The Calling (Delacorte Press, 1989)
Weep No More My Brother (Delacorte Press, 1989)
The Calling (Peachtree, 1986)
Weep No More My Brother (William Morrow, 1978)
Fiction Quarterly
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St.Petersburg, FL
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Last update: Nov 04, 2016