Prose at The Poetry Center: Lance Olsen and Lucy Corin
Lance Olsen is author of 12 novels, one hypertext, five nonfiction works, five short-story collections, a poetry chapbook and two anti-textbooks about innovative writing, as well as editor of two collections of essays about innovative contemporary fiction. His short stories, essays, poems and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals, magazines and anthologies, including Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Fiction International, Iowa Review, Hotel Amerika, Village Voice, Time Out New York, BOMB, Gulf Coast, McSweeney’s and Best American Non-Required Reading. Olsen is a Guggenheim and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship recipient, winner of the Berlin Prize, Berlin Artist-in-Residence grant and a Pushcart. He also was governor-appointed Idaho Writer-in-Residence. His novel Tonguing the Zeitgeist was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award.
Lucy Corin’s short-story collections are One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses (McSweeney’s Books) and The Entire Predicament. Her stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, Ploughshares, Tin House Magazine, New Stories From the South: The Year’s Best and many other places. She won the 2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rome Prize, has been a fellow at Breadloaf and Sewanee and a resident at Yaddo and the Radar Lab. Corin earned her B.A. from Duke University and M.F.A. from Brown University. She is an associate professor at University of California, Davis, where she teaches English and Creative Writing.