Allen Wier is the author of a book of stories, Things About to Disappear, and four novels, Blanco, Departing as Air, A Place for Outlaws, and Tehano. He edited Voicelust: Eight Contemporary Writers on Style and Walking on Water and Other Stories. Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship from the University of Texas and the Texas Institute of Letters, he was awarded the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, and he received the Fellowship of Southern Writers’ Robert Penn Warren Award.
Past-Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, Wier is professor emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he held the Hodges’ Chair for Distinguished Teaching. He has taught at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and he will be the Nancy and Rayburn Watkins Endowed Visiting Writer at Murray State University beginning in Fall of 2016. He has a new book of stories forthcoming in 2017.
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