Dale Ray Phillips
"Phillips's prose flashes powerful unpredictability with every delicious little shock." – Publishers Weekly
"Take care of the sentence, and the sentence will take care of you." – Dale Ray Phillips
M.F.A., Creative Writing
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
UNC Chapel Hill
UNC Chapel Hill
My People's Waltz. W.W. Norton and Company, 1999. Paperback edition by HarperCollins Perennial, 2000.
"Having at It." The Oxford American Best of the South, 2012.
"Surviving the Uncles and Learning How to Write—Arkansas Style." The Oxford American Education Issue, 2011.
"Hillbilly Fishing." The Oxford American Best of the South, 2010.
"My Father's Ark." New Madrid, Winter 2007.
"Haw River Cosmology." Zoetrope: All-Story 4:2, Summer 2000.
"What It Cost Travelers." The Greensboro Review, February 1999.
"The Woods At The Back Of Our Houses." Harpers, July 1998.
"Why I'm Talking." The Atlantic, March 1996.
"Corporal Love." Story, Spring 1996. Reprinted in New Stories from the South 1997: The Year's Best, Algonquin Books.
"Everything Quiet Like Church." Story, Spring 1994. Reprinted in New Stories from the South 1995: The Year's Best, Algonquin Books.
"What Men Love For." The Atlantic, April 1988. Reprinted in Best American Short Stories of 1989, Houghton Mifflin.
Areas of Specialization
Rhetoric and Composition
7C-13 Faculty Hall
Murray State University
Murray KY 42071-3341
Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry
English as a Second Language
Graduate Fiction Workshop
Introduction to Literature
Twenty-plus residencies in the Arkansas Schools World Literature
Awards and Distinctions
Watkins Endowed Chair of Creative Writing, Murray State University, 2007-10
Judge, The Oxford American Southern Literature Poll, 2009
Pulitzer Prize nominee for My People's Waltz, 2000
Discover Great New Writers Award for My People's Waltz, 1999
The New York Times Editor's Choice Pick for My People's Waltz, 1999
Stories in New Stories From The South: The Year's Best, 1995 and 1997
North Carolina Distinguished Scholar Appointment, 1991
Story in Best American Short Stories, 1989
Esquire Pyramid of Literature, Summer Fiction Issue, July 1989
Three stories listed in Distinguished Stories section of Best American series
Honorable Mention, O. Henry series
Lily Peters Fellowship in Fiction, University of Arkansas, 1986-87
James Andrew Purdy Award for Fiction, Hollins College, 1985-85
Randall Jarrell Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1978-79