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English|Department of

Brad Watson

Associate Professor for the Department of English
B.A., Mississippi State University
M.F.A., University of Alabama

wwatson@uwyo.edu
307-766-2591
Hoyt 406

 

Publications: 

Books include a collection of short stories, Aliens In The Prime of Their Lives (Norton), Last Days of the Dog-Men (Norton), which received the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a novel, The Heaven of Mercury (Norton), which received the Southern Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction and was a finalist for the 2002 National Book Award in Fiction. Awarded a 2004 NEA fellowship and a 2006 writing residency from the Lannan Foundation.

Honors & Distinctions:

Award in Letters from the Academy of American Arts and Letters, 2013

Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, 2011

Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award in Fiction

National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Fiction, 2004

Nominated for The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2004

The Heaven of Mercury Southern Book Award in Fiction, Southern Book Critics Circle, 2003

The Heaven of Mercury Fiction Award, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, 2003

The Heaven of Mercury Finalist, National Book Award in Fiction, 2002

The Heaven of Mercury Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, 1997

Last days of the Dog Men Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1997

Last Days of the Dog-Men, Best American Mystery Stories, 1997 and 2000, Houghton Mifflin  (both stories also cited as Honorable Mention in same publisher's Best American Short Stories in those years)

Advisor to three winners of Hoopes Prize thesis award, Harvard University, 1998 & 1999

Shane Stevens Fellow in Fiction, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, 1996

Teaching-Writing Fellow, University of Alabama Creative Writing Program, 1979 and 1980

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