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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.


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

    A National Book Award FinalistMore

  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

  4. Book CoverMiss Jane: A Novel

    Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction: Astonishing prose brings to life a forgotten woman and a lost world in a strange and bittersweet Southern pastoral.More