author photo

Photo by Nell Hanley



Brad Watson

Brad Watson teaches creative writing at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. His first collection, Last Days of the Dog-Men, won the Sue Kauffman Award for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts & Letters; his first novel, The Heaven of Mercury, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and his Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

Awards

Books by Brad Watson

  1. Book CoverAliens in the Prime of Their Lives: Stories


    Finalist for the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction: "Watson's talent is singular, truly awesome; [his stories] are infused with an uncanny beauty."—A. M. HomesMore

  2. Book CoverThe Heaven of Mercury: A Novel


    Shortlisted for the 2002 National Book Award in Fiction: a dark, riotous Southern novel of sex, death, and transformation.More

  3. Book CoverLast Days of the Dog-Men: Stories


    "His people and dogs—those wonderful dogs!—come alive with honest, thrumming energy." —The New York Times Book ReviewMore