Bret Lott (born October 8, 1958) is an American author of novels and short stories. Lott was born in Los Angeles, California, and went to school in the Northeastern United States. He taught creative writing at the College of Charleston for eighteen years, where he was also writer-in-residence.
He was editor of the Southern Review at LSU until January 2008. He returned to teaching English at the College of Charleston in fall 2007. His latest novel is Dead Low Tide (2012). He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.
- The Man Who Owned Vermont. 1987.
- A Stranger's House. 1988.
- A Dream of Old Leaves. 1989.
- Jewel. 1991., an Oprah's Book Club selection made into a film Jewel (2001)
- Reed's Beach. 1991.
- How to Get Home. 1996.
- The Hunt Club. Villard. 1999.
- Fathers, Sons and Brothers. 2000.
- A Song I Knew by Heart. 2004.
- Before We Get Started: A Practical Memoir of the Writer's Life. 2005.
- The Difference Between Women and Men: Stories. 2005.
- Ancient Highway. 2008.
- Dead Low Tide. 2012.
- Letters and Life: On Being a Writer, On Being a Christian. 2013.