teaches and writes in the American South. Much of his writing
draws greatly from the rich images in his daily life growing up
along the graceful river traces and bayous in West Monroe,
Louisiana. After many years of university teaching and writing
for research journals, his interests turned toward fiction and
poetry—and the challenge of writing in a different voice.
He is the author several
recent books, including
Native Voices, Native Lands
Plantatia: High-toned and
Lowdown Stories of the South,
nominee for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN award and winner of the
Creative Spirit Award-Platinum for best general fiction book.
His work has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has
received numerous other honors. He is editor of several recent
A Quilt of Holidays
and Thanksgiving to
Christmas: A Patchwork of Stories.
His work can be found widely in magazines,
journals, and anthologies, including
New Orleans Review,
Cream City Review,
New Plains Review,
The Southern Poetry Anthology: Louisiana,
Dixon is currently at work on a novel, new
short story and poetry collections, and a series of interviews
with American writers. He is a frequent presenter and an invited
speaker at the Louisiana Book Festival and other events.
Contact Dixon Hearne