Competition: US & Canada
Education: Bard College
Novelist, short story writer, essayist, and editor, Bradford Morrow’s novels include Come Sunday, The Almanac Branch (PEN/Faulkner finalist), Trinity Fields, Giovanni’s Gift, Ariel’s Crossing, and The Diviner’s Tale (forthcoming in January 2011 with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). In collaboration with eighteen artists including Kiki Smith, Joel Shapiro, Richard Tuttle, Eric Fischl, and Robin Winters, Morrow is the author of A Bestiary, as well as a book for children, Didn’t Didn’t Do It, illustrated by Gahan Wilson. He has also written and edited a number of other books, including Posthumes (poetry), The New Gothic (edited with Patrick McGrath), The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth (edited with Sam Hamill), The Selected Poems of Kenneth Rexroth, World Outside the Window: Selected Essays of Kenneth Rexroth, A Bibliography of the Writings of Wyndham Lewis (with Bernard Lafourcade), and The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death (edited with David Shields, forthcoming with Norton in February 2011). As the founding editor of the literary journal Conjunctions, Morrow has edited over fifty volumes of the journal from 1981 to present. He is completing work on his seventh novel, The Prague Sonata, a collection of short stories, Lush, and a book of creative nonfiction works, Meditations on a Shadow.
Bradford Morrow is the recipient of many awards, including the 2007 PEN/Nora Magid Award for excellence in editing a literary journal, a 1998 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and O. Henry and Pushcart Prizes, as well as the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. Morrow has taught at Princeton University, Columbia University, Naropa Institute, and has been on the faculty at Bard College since 1990, where he is a Professor of Literature and Bard Center Fellow. He lives in New York City.
Profile photograph by Michael Eastman.