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Allen Wier
345 Panorama Way East
Guntersville, Alabama 35976

Hometown: San Antonio, TX


Publications and Awards

Tehano, Southern Methodist University Press, 2006
Walking on Water and Other Stories, ed., University of Alabama Press, 1996
A Place for Outlaws, Harper & Row, 1989
Voicelust: Eight Contemporary Writers on Style, co-ed., University of Nebraska Press, 1985
Departing as Air, Simon and Schuster, 1983
Things About to Disappear, LSU Press, 1978
Blanco, LSU Press, 1978; reprinted Harper & Row Perennial Library, 1989
Blanco & Things About to Disappear, reprinted, one vol., Avon/ Bard 1980

A Pocketful of Prose: Contemporary Short Fiction, Thomson Wadsworth, 2006
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, 1993
The Wedding Cake in the Middle of the Road, William 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, BGSU Press, 1977
Intro 6, Doubleday/Anchor, 1974
Itinerary I, BGSU Press, 1974.

New Millennium Writings, 2005-06
Yallobusha Review, 2005
Shenandoah, 2004
Five Points, 2004;
Five Points, 2003
Appalachian Life, 2003
Distillery, 2001
Vanderbilt Review, 2000
And others

Literary Awards:
Elected Chancellor, the Fellowship of Southern Writers, 2011
Individual Artist’s Grant, Tennessee Arts Commission, 2011
The John Dos Passos Prize for Literature (the 27th), 2008
Finalist, The Binghampton University John Gardner Fiction Book Award, 2007
Special Mention, Pushcart Prize, 2005
Elected to the membership of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, 2001
John C. Hodges Chair of Teaching Excellence, English Dept., U. of Tennessee, 2000-2003
Chancellor's Award: Outstanding Research and Creative Achievement, U. of Tennessee, 1998
Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction—Fellowship of Southern Writers, 1997
Alabama Travel Writer of the Year, Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel, 1994
Alabama Tourism/Southern Publishers Group Travel Writers Award, 1994
Dobie-Paisano Fellowship & U. of Texas & Texas Institute of Letters, 1990
U. of Alabama Summer Research Grant, 1984
U. of Alabama University Fellowship, 1982
Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction, 1979-80
Honor Roll, Best 100 Stories, Best American Short Stories, 1979, 1973, 1972
Texas Institute of Letters Award in Short Fiction, 1978
Fiction Fellowship, Breadloaf Writers' Conference, 1978
Fellowship Grant, National Endowment for the Arts, 1974-75
Devine Memorial Award for Fiction, Bowling Green University, 1974, 1973

More Information

Gives readings: Yes
Travels to readings: Yes
Conducts workshops: Yes
Available for interviews: Yes

  • ASCA
  • AHA
  • SCAC
  • DYS