Kevin Canty (author)

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Kevin Canty
Born (1953-01-17) January 17, 1953 (age 64)
Lakeport, California
Occupation Novelist and short story writer
Nationality United States
Genre literary fiction

Kevin Canty (born January 17, 1953) is an American novelist and short story writer. He is a faculty member in the English department at the University of Montana at Missoula, where he currently resides.[1] Canty received his master's degree in English from the University of Florida in 1990.[2] He received his M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Arizona in 1993.

Personal life[edit]

Kevin Canty is the brother of the musicians Brendan Canty and James Canty.



  • Into the Great Wide Open (1997)
  • Rounders (1998)
  • Nine Below Zero (1999)
  • Winslow in Love (2005)
  • Everything (2010)
  • The Underworld (2017)

Short fiction[edit]

Happy Endings


  • A Stranger in This World (1994)
  • Honeymoon (2001)
  • Where the Money Went (2009)

List of stories[edit]

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected
Mayfly 2013 Canty, Kevin (January 28, 2013). "Mayfly". The New Yorker. 88 (45): 64–68. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
Story, With Bird 2014 Canty, Kevin (October 6, 2014). "Story, With Bird". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2015-07-27. 
God's Work 2016 Canty, Kevin (April 4, 2016). "God's Work". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2016-05-03.