Townsend Walker

Fiction Writer

2515 Larkin
San Francisco, CA 94109

Author's Bio

Townsend Walker draws inspiration from cemeteries, foreign places, violence and strong women.

A collection of short stories, 3 Women, 4 Towns, 5 Bodies was published by Deeds Publishing in 2018. Winner of a Book Excellence Award, an Eyelands Award, a Silver Feathered Quill Award and a Pinnacle Award.

A novella, La Ronde was published by Truth Serum Press in 2015.

Some eighty-five short stories have been published in literary journals and included in twelve anthologies.

Four stories were performed at the New Short Fiction Series in Hollywood.

He is currently developing a screenplay based on La Ronde and a collection of stories based on the original collage works of the artist Beverly Mills.


Publications & Prizes

Bartleby Snopes
Danse Macabre
Dark Sky Magazine
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Our Stories
Raving Dove
Static Movement
The Battered Suitcase
The Delinquent
Prizes won: 

3 Women, 4 Towns, 5 Bodies &other stories Winner of Book Excellence Award, Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Eyelands Book Award, Silver Feathered Quill, and Finalist in Short Story and Mystery/Suspense in 2018 International Book Awards.

"Holding Tight" and "A Little Love, A Little Shove" nominated for PEN/O.Henry Awards.

First prize: SLO Nightwriters Contest. Second place: "Our Stories" Gordon Contest

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson, Afternoon of a Faun by James Ladsen, Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small, The Waves by Virginia Woolf, The White Book by Han Kang

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Hagerstown, MD
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Last update: May 26, 2019