Marlin Barton


Marlin Barton is from the Black Belt region of Alabama. He received the 2016 Capote Prize for short fiction, and his most recent book is Pasture Art, a collection of short stories. He has published two novels, The Cross Garden and A Broken Thing, and two previous collections, The Dry Well, which received the Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook Award for the best first volume of short stories published in 2001, and Dancing by the River. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, including ShenandoahThe Southern ReviewThe Virginia Quarterly ReviewThe Sewanee ReviewPrize Stories, 1994: The O. Henry Awards, and The Best American Short Stories 2010. He teaches in, and helps direct, the Writing Our Stories project, a program for juvenile offenders in Alabama. He also teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Converse College.

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