Gregory Spatz

Washington, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

GREGORY SPATZ is the author of the novels INUKSHUK, FIDDLER'S DREAM and NO ONE BUT US, and of the story collections HALF AS HAPPY and WONDERFUL TRICKS. His stories have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Glimmer Train Stories, Shenandoah, Epoch, Kenyon Review and New England Review and have frequently been cited in Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prizes for honorable mention. The recipient of a Michener Fellowship, an Iowa Arts Fellowship, a Washington State Book Award, and an NEA Fellowship in literature, he teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane. His nonfiction articles, reviews and music reviews have appeared in Poets and Writers and for the Oxford American. Spatz plays the fiddle in the twice Juno-nominated bluegrass band John Reischman and the Jaybirds.

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  • No One But Us: novel , Algonquin Books (1996)
  • Wonderful Tricks: stories , MidList Press (2002)
  • Fiddler's Dream: novel , Southern Methodist University Press (2006)
  • Inukshuk: novel , Bellevue Literary Press (2012)
  • Half as Happy: stories , Engine Books (2013)


  • National Endowment for the Arts, literature fellowship(2012)
  • Washington State Book Award(2003)
  • Washington State Artist Trust fellowship(2005)
  • Michener Copernicus fellowship(1997)


  • Professor at Eastern Washington University (1999 - 2013)


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Haverford College (1986)
  • Master of Arts in English/Fiction writing from University of New Hampshire (1990)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from Iowa Writers' Workshop (1996)

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