Scott Blackwood, M.F.A. | Department of English
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Scott Blackwood, M.F.A.

Visiting Associate Professor Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Auditorium 205

Scott Blackwood is the author of two novels, a story collection, and two narrative nonfiction books. His most recent novel See How Small won the 2016 PEN USA Award for best work of fiction, was named a NPR great reads best book of the year and a NY Times Editor's Choice pick. His previous novel We Agreed to Meet Just Here earned him a 2011 Whiting Writers' Award, AWP Prize for the Novel, Texas Institute of Letters Award for best work of fiction, and was a finalist for the PEN USA Award. The New York Times called his first book In the Shadow of Our House "acute, nimble stories…an impressive, accomplished debut." Blackwood, a former Dobie-Paisano Fellow, has published stories and creative nonfiction in American Short Fiction, Gettysburg Review, TriQuarterly, Boston Review, Southwest Review, The New York Times, Chicago magazine, and been anthologized in Janet Burroway's Imaginative Writing. Blackwood's narrative piece "Here We Are" was a 2016 finalist for the National Magazine Award for best feature writing and the first volume of his two narrative books on early jazz and blues figures, Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for writing on music. He's especially interested in the contemporary and experimental novel, place-based writing, and narrative nonfiction. He's lived in Chicago and Austin.

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