Biography

Ron A. Austin's short stories have been placed in Boulevard, Pleiades, Story Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Black Warrior Review, and other journals.

 

Avery Colt Is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar, his first collection of linked stories, has received several honors including: The 2017 Nilsen Prize, a 2019 Foreward INDIES GOLD Award, a 2020 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, a 2020 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize nomination, and a 2020 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nomination.

 

Austin's work has been supported by grants from the Regional Arts Commission, including a 2016 Artist Fellowship. He, his partner Jennie, and son Elijah live in St. Louis. He can be reached at ronaaustin@gmail.com.

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