Padgett Powell received his M.A. in English from the University of Houston and joined the UF Creative Writing faculty in 1984. Powell has also taught in Canada, France, Kenya, Portugal, Russia, and Turkey.
Professor Powell’s novels include Edisto, A Woman Named Drown, Edisto Revisited, Mrs. Hollingsworth’s Men, You & Me, The Interrogative Mood, and Hologram. His published collections of short stories are Typical, Aliens of Affection, and Cries for Help, Various. Powell’s writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, and the Paris Review, as well as in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Sports Writing.
Professor Powell’s numerous awards include the Prix de Rome Fellowship in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Whiting Writers Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Mary Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of South Carolina, and is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers.
Powell’s fiction has been translated into Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
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