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.
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.
Welcome - good to see you here - many thanks for the fun post on my blog!
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.
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.
Very glad to be here amongst such fine people. Best to you, Robert!
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.
So glad you are here, Alan! Welcome!
Thanks much, Meg!! This place is really cool. Very glad to be in the f-naut universe!
it is great to have you here.
Thanks much, Darryl! Best to you!!
A pleasure and an honor to have you with us. Welcome.