Claire Vaye Watkins
7 Bucknell Hall
Claire Vaye Watkins is an Assistant Professor of English. Her stories and essays have appeared in Granta, Ploughshares, One Story, The Paris Review, Hopkins Review, The Nevada Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Las Vegas Weekly and elsewhere. A recipient of the Father William Ralston scholarship at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Claire holds a BA from the University of Nevada Reno and an MFA from Ohio State University, where she was a Presidential Fellow.
Creative Writing (fiction and creative nonfiction); Contemporary Literature, Literature of the American West
Current Projects and Research Interests
Currently at work on a novel set in the Mojave Desert and essays on such subjects as desert ecology, the Manson Family and sex work.
Claire serves as a contributing editor for The Journal and is a faculty member at the Sewanee Young Writers' Conference at the University of the South.
Battleborn, short story collection forthcoming in 2012 from Riverhead Books (Penguin Group USA)
"The Last Thing We Need," first appeared in Granta issue 111, "Going Back," and anthologized in Best of the West: New Stories From the Wide Side of the Missouri (University of Texas, 2011)