Rob Davidson

California, United States


Rob Davidson was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and was educated at Beloit College and Purdue University. From 1990-1992, he served in the U.S. Peace Corps in the Eastern Caribbean, where he taught secondary-level English language and literature. He is the author of The Farther Shore: Stories (Bear Star, 2012), The Master and the Dean: The Literary Criticism of Henry James and William Dean Howells (University of Missouri Press, 2005), and  Field Observations: Stories (University of Missouri Press, 2001). Davidson's honors include winning the 2009 Camber Press Fiction Award, judged by Ron Carlson; a 1997 AWP Intro Journals Project Award; a Pushcart Prize nomination; and having twice been selected Artist-in-Residence at the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in Woodstock, New York. He is Professor of English at California State University, Chico, where he teaches creative writing and American literature. Since 2012, he has taught at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.

Website: http://www.robdavidsonauthor.net/


Publications

  • The Farther Shore: Stories , Bear Star Press (2012)
  • The Master and the Dean: The Literary Criticism of Henry James and William Dean Howells , University of Missouri (2005)
  • Field Observations: Stories , University of Missouri Press (2001)

Awards

  • Camber Press Fiction Award(2009)
  • AWP Intro Journals Prize (Fiction)(1997)

Employment

  • Professor of English at California State University, Chico (August 2002 - )

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Beloit College (May 1989)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing-Fiction from Purdue University (May 1997)
  • Doctoral Degree in American Literature from Purdue University (May 2002)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry