Ron Carlson

Ron Carlson is the author of six story collections and six novels, including the novel Return to Oakpine, which will be published by Viking on July 11th. His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Harpers, The New Yorker, GQ, and other magazines and journals. His work has been selected for The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Series, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and dozens of other anthologies. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, the Cohen Prize at Ploughshares, and a National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Award and is the Director of the Graduate Program in in Fiction at the University of California, Irvine. (photo courtesy of UCI Communications Bureau/Christine Byrd)