Family Fang (Wilson) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—1978
Where—Winchester, Tennessee, USA
Education—B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.F.A., University of Florida
Awards—Shirley Jackson Award
Currently—lives in Swanee, Tennessee


Kevin Wilson is the author of the novels Family Fang (2011) and Perfect Little World (2017). His short story collection, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (2009), received an Alex Award from the American Library Association and the Shirley Jackson Award.

Wilson's fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, One Story, A Public Space, and elsewhere, and has appeared in four volumes of the New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best anthology as well as The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012.  He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Rivendell, and the KHN Center for the Arts.

Born and raised in Winchester, Tennessee, Wilson attended Vanderbilt University and received his M.F.A. at the University of Florida. He returned to Tennessee, where he now lives in Sewanee with his wife, the poet Leigh Anne Couch, and his sons, Griff and Patch. He is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Sewanee: The University of the South. (Adapted from the author's website.)

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