blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2012 v11n1
Clint McCown

Clint McCown is the author of four novels, most recently Haints (New Rivers Press, 2012). His other novels include The Weather Man (Graywolf Press, 2004), War Memorials (2000), and The Member-Guest (Doubleday, 1995), as well as three books of poetry. He has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize and has won the American Fiction Prize twice from New Rivers Press. His other awards include the Society of Midland Authors Award, the Sister Mariella Gable Award, and a Germaine Bree Book Award, among others. He has worked as a screenwriter for Warner Bros., a creative consultant for HBO, an actor with the National Shakespeare Company, and as a broadcast journalist, for which he received an Associated Press Award for Documentary Excellence. McCown received his MFA from Indiana University, where he served as editor of Indiana Review. He was founding editor and publisher of Beloit Fiction Journal which he published for twenty years, and currently teaches in the MFA program at Virginia Commonwealth University.  end