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Allen Wier

Allen Wier

Professor Emeritus


Education

B.A., Baylor University
M.A., Louisiana State University
M.F.A., Bowling Green University


Publications

  • Novels and Story Collections: Tehano (Southern Methodist University Press, 2006)
  • A Place for Outlaws (Harper & Row, 1989)
  • Departing as Air (Simon & Schuster, 1983)
  • Blanco (LSU Press, 1978)
  • Things About to Disappear (LSU Press, 1978).

 

Editor

  • Walking on Water and other stories (University of Alabama Press, 1996)
  • Co-editor: Voicelust: Eight Contemporary Writers on Style (University of Nebraska Press, 1985).

Fiction in anthologies

  • Knoxville Bound, KWG, 2004
  • The Cry of An Occasion, LSU Press 2001
  • The Gulf Coast Collection of Stories and Poems, Texas Center for Writers Press, 1994
  • That’s What I Like (About the South), U. of S. Carolina Press, 1983
  • The Wedding Cake in the Middle of the Road, Wm. Morrow, 1992
  • A Pocketful of Prose, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1992
  • PEN Syndicated Fiction Project–NPR’s “The Sound of Fiction,” 1990
  • Best of the West, Peregrine Smith, 1988
  • Prize Stories Texas Institute of Letters, Still Point Press, 1986
  • Best of Intro, Associated Writing Programs, 1985
  • Studies in the Short Story, 6th ed., Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1984
  • Fiction of the Southwest, Bantam, 1981
  • Carry Me Back, Gallimaufry Press, 1978
  • Itinerary IV, Bowling Green Univ. Press, 1977
  • Intro 6, Doubleday/Anchor, 1974
  • Itinerary I, Bowling Green Univ. Press, 1974.

Fiction in periodicals

  • Yallobusha Review, 2005
  • Shenandoah, 2004
  • Five Points, 2004
  • Five Points, 2003
  • Metro Pulse, 2003
  • Appalachian Life, 2003
  • Five Points, 2002
  • The Distillery, 2001
  • The Vanderbilt Review, April 2000
  • The Southerner, on-line magazine, 1999
  • Idaho Review, 1998
  • New Millennium Writings, 1998
  • Texas Review, 1996
  • Black Warrior Review, 1996
  • New Millennium Writings, 1996
  • Texas Review, 1991
  • Southern Review, 1988
  • Ploughshares 1983
  • Black Warrior Review 1983
  • escandalar revista (in Spanish) 1981
  • Window 1978
  • New River Review 1978
  • Carolina Quarterly 1977
  • Black Warrior Review 1975
  • Georgia Review 1972
  • Carolina Quarterly 1971
  • Southern Review 1971.

Essays and articles

  • “Sharpshooter: David Madden’s Verbal Sketchbook of the Civil War” (forthcoming in vol. From Univ. of Tenn. Press, 2005)
  • The Sewanee Review, Spring 2005
  • Bad Man Blues: A Portable George Garrett (introduction), SMU Press, 1998
  • George Garrett: The Elizabethan Trilogy, Texas Review Press, 1998
  • A Goyen Companion: Appreciations of a Writer’s Writer, U. of Texas Press, 1997
  • NY Times Sunday Magazine “Sophisticated Traveler,” 3/6/94
  • State Lines, Texas A & M Press, 1993
  • Mid-American Review, Spring, 1993
  • Writers and Their Craft, Wayne State U. Press, 1991
  • Houston Chronicle “Texas,” (Sunday magazine) 7/2/89
  • Texas Review, 1989
  • Black Warrior Review, Spring 1989
  • The Meaning of Life, Chicago Review Press, 1989
  • Rediscoveries II, Carrol and Graf, 1988
  • Michigan Quarterly Review, Winter 1988
  • Black Warrior Review, Spring 1988
  • Southern Review, Spring 1985.

Profile of

  • Novel Talent, by Brynna Hall, Tennessee Alumnus, 2004
  • Contemporary; Contemporary Novelists 7th ed., St. James Press, 2000
  • Growing Up Southern: Profiles of Contemporary Southern Writers, Fred Brown and Jeanne McDonald, eds., Emerald House, 1997.

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • Selected by Graduate Students in English as “most outstanding professor in the classroom”, 2005
  • “The Taste of Dirt”, short story cited for “Special Mention” in the Pushcart Prize volume for 2005; Elected to membership in The Fellowship of Southern Writers, April 2001
  • Distinguished Teaching Chair, 2000-2003
  • Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Achievement, University of Tennessee, 1998
  • Chubb LifeAmerica Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction–Fellowship of Southern Writers, 1997
  • Travel Writer of the Year 1994–Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel
  • Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction
  • Dobie-Paisano Fellowship–Univ. of Texas and Texas Institute of Letters
  • Breadloaf Fellowship
  • Texas Institute of Letters Award in Short Fiction
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
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