Ronald F. Carlson

Professor, English
School of Humanities

Co-Director, MFA Programs in Writing (Fiction), English
School of Humanities

M.A., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1972, English

Phone: (949) 824-0342
Fax: (949) 824-2916

University of California, Irvine
312 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code: 2650
Irvine, CA 92697

Creative Writing; Fiction; Contemporary Literature; Short Stories
2009 Aspen Literary Award, Aspen Writers’ Foundation.
2008 McGinnis Award for fiction, Iowa Review, Univ. of Iowa.
2005 cited in The Best American Short Stories as among "100 Other Distinguished Stories of the Year" [also cited: 2004, 2003, 1999, 1997(three times), 1996, 1993, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984 (twice).
2004 Named Regents’ Professor of English, Arizona State University. Top 1 percent of professors.
2003 Named Foundation Professor at Arizona State University.
Ron Carlson is the director of the MFA Program in Fiction. He is the author of ten books of fiction, most recently the novel The Signal. His book on writing, Ron Carlson Writes a Story, was published in 2007. His short stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories and dozens of other anthologies, as well as journals such as Esquire, Harpers, and Ploughshares.
Publications Books (selected)
  The Signal (novel); Viking, New York, June 2009; Recorded Books 2009.
  Five Skies (novel); Viking, New York, May 2007; Audio Books 2008.
  Ron Carlson Writes a Story (writing text); Graywolf, Minneapolis, June 2007.
  A Kind of Flying (stories); W.W. Norton and Co., New York, October 2003.
  The Speed of Light (novel); HarperCollins/Tempest, New York, June 2003.
  At the Jim Bridger(stories); Picador/St.Martin, New York, May 2002; German edition from Verlagsgruppe Random House 2005.
  Stories In Anthologies (selected)
  "Beanball," Best American Mystery Stories 2009 ed. TK, Houghton Mifflin, September 2009.
  “The Gold Lunch,” New Sudden Fiction ed. By Thomas and Shapard, W.W.Norton, New York, January 2007.
  “The Great Open Mouth Anti-Sadness," Flash Fiction Forward 2006, ed. By Thomas and Shapard, W.W. Norton, New York, 2006.
  “Some of Our Work with Monsters,” What If? (2nd edition) ed. Bernays, Painter, Pearson Longman Publishers 2003.
  "Oxygen," American Short Stories since 1945, ed. John Parks, Oxford University Press 2001.
  Short Fiction (selected)
  “The Great American Anti-Sadness,” Esquire Japan, Tokyo, Japan, July 2009. (reprint)
  "The Exploits of the Adventure Boys,” Best Life, New York, December 2008.
  “Victory at Sea,” The Iowa Review, Univ. of Iowa, December 2008.
  “Five Skies,” (reprint Chapter one and two), Neon, Nevada Arts Commission, Carson City, Nevada, Summer 2008.
  “Beanball,” One Story, Issue 99/100, Brooklyn, NY, January 2008.
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