Bobbie Ann Mason
Bobbie Ann Mason’s first book of fiction, Shiloh and Other Stories, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was nominated for several other awards. Her first novel, In Country, is taught widely in classes, and her memoir, Clear Springs, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her newest novel is The Girl in the Blue Beret, and a reader, Patchwork, is forthcoming from the University Press of Kentucky. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and many other publications. She lives in Kentucky. Her first short stories were published in The New Yorker during the 1980s renaissance of the short story. Her story “Shiloh” is widely anthologized. Her novel In Country was made into a film by Norman Jewison with Emily Lloyd and Bruce Willis. She has received a Guggenheim fellowship, an NEA grant, an Arts and Letters Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and two Southern Book Critics Circle awards. Her novel Feather Crowns was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She also wrote a biographical essay, Elvis Presley, a novel, An Atomic Romance, and two other collections of stories, Zigzagging Down A Wild Trail and Nancy Culpepper. She belongs to the Authors Guild, PEN, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She is former writer-in-residence at the University of Kentucky.