Brian Allen Carr

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Brian Allen Carr
Born 1979 (age 38–39)
Austin, Texas
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Genre Literary fiction

Brian Allen Carr (born 1979 in Austin, Texas) is an American writer. He is the author of the short story collection Short Bus (2011) and was the winner of the inaugural Texas Observer Story Prize as judged by Larry McMurtry in 2011.[1] Carr was also a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Award for First Fiction, 2011.[2] His stories have appeared in Annalemma, Boulevard, Fiction International, Hobart, Keyhole and Texas Review, among others. He currently teaches English at Shelbyville High School in Shelbyville, Indiana, where he is known as the "English God". His book "Sip" has been greenlit for movie production for a future date.


  • Short Bus (2011, Texas Review Press)
  • Vampire Conditions (2012, Holler Presents)
  • Edie & the Low-Hung Hands (2013, Small Doggie Press)
  • Motherfucking Sharks (2013, Lazy Fascist Press)
  • The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World (2014, Lazy Fascist Press)
  • Sip (2017, Soho Press)


  1. ^ Duhr, David, Texas Observer, June 20, 2011,"Announcing the Texas Observer Short Story Prize Winner". Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  2. ^ Merschel, Michael,, March 6, 2012,"Best of Texas: Texas Institute of Letters names finalists". Retrieved April 13, 2012.

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