George Singleton

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George Singleton
BornGeorge W. Singleton III
13 May 1958
Anaheim, California, United States
OccupationWriter, Writing Teacher, Professor
GenreFiction, Southern Fiction
Literary movementGrit Lit, Rough South

George Singleton is a Southern author who has written eight collections of short stories, two novels, and an instructional book on writing fiction. He was born in Anaheim, California and raised in Greenwood, South Carolina. Singleton graduated from Furman University in 1980 with a degree in Philosophy and an inductee into Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds an MFA degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Singleton was the longstanding teacher of fiction writing and editing at the South Carolina Governor's School For The Arts & Humanities in Greenville, SC.[1] In 2009, Singleton was a Guggenheim Fellow,[2] and in 2011 he was awarded the Hillsdale Award for Fiction by The Fellowship of Southern Writers.[3] In 2013, Singleton accepted the John C. Cobb Endowed Chair in the Humanities at Wofford College where he currently teaches.[4] Singleton was inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers in April 2015, and was awarded the John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence in 2016.[5]



Short story collections[edit]



  • Pep Talks, Warnings, And Screeds: Indispensable Wisdom And Cautionary Advice For Writers (2008)[11]


  1. ^ "George Singleton, Writer". Retrieved 21 February 2007.
  2. ^ "George Singleton - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". George Singleton. Archived from the original on 20 September 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Awards". Hillsdale Award for Fiction. Archived from the original on 4 March 2007. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Article 404 - GoUpstate - Spartanburg, SC".
  5. ^ "Article 404 - GoUpstate - Spartanburg, SC".
  6. ^ Singleton, George (2012). Stray Decorum: Stories. Dzanc Books. ISBN 978-1938103544.
  7. ^ Singleton, George (2014). Between Wrecks: Stories. Dzanc Books. ISBN 978-1938103797.
  8. ^ "Calloustown by George Singleton".
  9. ^ "Staff Picks".
  10. ^ "You Want More: Selected Stories of George Singleton | Fiction".
  11. ^ Singleton, George (22 October 2008). F+W Media. ISBN 978-1582975658. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)

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