George Singleton

George Singleton has published eight collections of stories, two novels, and a book of writing advice. His stories have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Georgia Review, Southern Review, Agni, One Story, Zoetrope, Playboy, Epoch, Carolina Quarterly, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere. His work has been anthologized in ten issues of New Stories from the South—the Year’s Best, The Pushcart Prize anthology, among others. He’s received the Corrington Award for Literary Excellence from Centenary College, the Hillsdale Award in Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and a Guggenheim fellowship.

Singleton hails from Greenwood, South Carolina. He has a BA in philosophy from Furman University, and an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Currently, he holds the John C. Cobb Endowed Professor in the Humanities chair at Wofford College, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, teaching grit lit, comedic prose, and fiction workshops. His better-half is Glenda Guion, a ceramicist. Although they once harbored up to eleven rescue dogs, it’s now down to three: Mabel, Lily, and Sally. Then there’s the vicious, evil, great Manx cat named Nub.

In his spare time, Singleton likes to hide from the world.

He was inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers in 2013.

In September, 2020, Hub City Press will publish You Want More: Selected Stories, made up of thirty stories, with a foreword by the great writer Tom Franklin.

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