Dr. Lawrence Coates

Ohio, United States

Member Since: 01/05/2012


Lawrence Coates has published four novels, most recently The Goodbye House, along with a novella, Camp Olvido.  His work has received such honors as the Western States Book Award in fiction, the Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, and an NEA Fellowship in Fiction.  He teaches Creative Writing at Bowling Green State University.

 

Website: www.lawrencecoates.com

Twitter Username: @LawrenceWCoates


Publications

  • The Blossom Festival , University of Nevada Press (September 1999)
  • The Master of Monterey , University of Nevada Press (April 2003)
  • The Garden of the World , University of Nevada Press (February 2012)
  • Camp Olvido , University of Miami Press (November 15, 2015)
  • The Goodbye House , University of Nevada Press (October 15, 2015)

Awards

  • NEA Fellowship in Fiction(2001)
  • Nancy Dasher Award in Creative Writing(2013)
  • Western States Arts Federation Book Award in Fiction(1999)
  • Miami University Press Novella Prize(2015)
  • The Barthelme Prize for Short Prose(2013)
  • Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award(2016)

Employment

  • Professor of English and Creative Writing at Bowling Green State University (August 2001 - )
  • Professor of Creative Writing at Southern Utah University (August 1997 - June 2001)
  • Assistant d'Anglais at Lycée Charlemagne (September 1990 - June 1991)
  • Director of Creative Writing at Bowling Green State University (July 2011 - June 2013)
  • Chair, Department of English at Bowling Green State University (July 2014 - )

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature from University of California, Santa Cruz (June 1987)
  • Master of Arts in Comparative Literature from University of California, Berkeley (May 1990)
  • Doctoral Degree in English -- Creative Writing from University of Utah (June 1997)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting