Alan Heathcock

Location Boise, Idaho
Occupation Writer

Books by Alan Heathcock
  • by Alan Heathcock
    Graywolf Press, 2011.
  • About Me

    Alan Heathcock’s fiction has been published in many of America’s top magazines and journals, including Zoetrope: All-Story, Kenyon Review,VQR, Five Chapters, Storyville, and The Harvard Review. His stories have won the National Magazine Award in fiction, and have been selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories anthology. VOLT, a collection of stories published by Graywolf Press, received starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, was named by Publishers Weekly as a debut to watch for 2011, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, featured as one of three notable debuts to watch on The Huffington Post, selected as a Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Month, as well as for inclusion in the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers series. Heathcock is currently the Writer-in-Residence for the city of Boise, and a Literature Fellow for the state of Idaho. A Native of Chicago, he teaches fiction writing at Boise State University.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Cormac McCarthy, James Joyce, Flannery O'Conner, Brian Moore, Robert Olmstead, Ernest Heimngway, William Faulkner, Dan Chaon, Benjamin Percy, Daniel Woodrell, William Gay, Joyce Carol Oates, Joy Williams, John Cheever, Truman Capote, Keith Lee Morris, Anthony Doerr, Luis Alberto Urrea, Stewart O'Nan.

    Alan Heathcock's Wall

    Pamela J. Parker – May 02, 2011

    Welcome - good to see you here - many thanks for the fun post on my blog!

    MaryAnne Kolton – Apr 29, 2011

    Alan, You know how much I appreciate your talents as you are listed as a favorite author for Volt in my profile and I am hoping to hear you read somewhere this summer - just wanted to make my feelings for you public. Er, perhaps that's not quite what I meant to say, but whatever and like that.

    Alan Heathcock – Apr 29, 2011

    James: Thanks much for reading VOLT and for the kind words. It means a lot to me! Cormac is my all-time favorite, so that's high praise indeed. Look forward to reading some of your work. Best to you.

    Alan Heathcock – Apr 29, 2011

    Very glad to be here amongst such fine people. Best to you, Robert!

    James Lloyd Davis – Apr 28, 2011

    Welcome to Fictionaut. Finished "Volt" last night and have to say that the stories were captivating and the exposition entirely unique. I'd put the originalty of your style and the strength of your language right up there with Cormac McCarthy. Looking forward to reading more of your work.

    Robert Vaughan – Apr 28, 2011

    So glad you are here, Alan! Welcome!

    Alan Heathcock – Apr 26, 2011

    Thanks much, Meg!! This place is really cool. Very glad to be in the f-naut universe!

    Meg Pokrass – Apr 26, 2011

    it is great to have you here.

    Alan Heathcock – Apr 25, 2011

    Thanks much, Darryl! Best to you!!

    Darryl Price – Apr 25, 2011

    A pleasure and an honor to have you with us. Welcome.

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