George Singleton

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George Singleton
BornGeorge W. Singleton III
13th May 1958
Anaheim, California, United States
OccupationWriter, Writing Teacher, Professor
NationalityUnited States
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]

  • These People Are Us: Stories (2001)
  • The Half-Mammals of Dixie (2002)
  • Why Dogs Chase Cars: Tales of a Beleaguered Boyhood (2004)
  • Drowning in Gruel (2006)
  • Stray Decorum (2012) [6]
  • Between Wrecks (2014) [7]
  • Calloustown (2015) [8]
  • Staff Picks (2019) [9]
  • ’’You Want More’’ (2020) [10]


  • Novel (2005)
  • Work Shirts For Madmen (2007)


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


  1. ^ "George Singleton, Writer". Retrieved 2007-02-21.
  2. ^ "George Singleton - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". George Singleton. Archived from the original on 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "Awards". Hillsdale Award for Fiction. Archived from the original on 2007-03-04. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
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  11. ^ "". Pep Talks, Warnings, And Screeds: Indispensable Wisdom And Cautionary Advice For Writers.

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