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Brad Watson


Director of the Creative Writing Program

B.A., Mississippi State University

M.F.A., University of Alabama

Hoyt Hall 346


Last Days of the Dog-Men

The Heaven of Mercury

Alien in the Prime of Their Lives

Miss Jane

Stories and essays in The New Yorker, Granta, Black Warrior Review, Ecotone, The Oxford American, The Idaho Review, The O.Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the South, and others.

Honors & Distinctions

Long-listed for International DUBLIN Literary Award (2004 and 2018)

Long-listed, Wellcome Prize (UK)

Long-listed, National Book Award

Harper Lee Award

Award in Letters from the Academy of American Arts and Letters

Guggenheim Foundation Fellow

Finalist, PEN/Faulkner Award in Fiction

Lannan Foundation writing residency

National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Fiction

Award in Fiction, Southern Book Critics Circle

Fiction Award, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (2003 & 2011)

Finalist, National Book Award in Fiction

Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award

Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, American Academy of Arts and Letters

Advisor to two winners of Arts & Sciences thesis award, University of Wyoming

Advisor to three winners of Hoopes Prize thesis award, Harvard University

Contact Us

Creative Writing Program

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6453

Fax: 307-766-3189


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