Larry Watson (writer)

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Larry Watson is an American author of novels, poetry and short stories. He was born in 1947 in Rugby, North Dakota. He grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota. He graduated from Bismarck State College,[1] then earned both bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of North Dakota. He subsequently earned a Doctorate in creative writing from the University of Utah.[2][3]

He taught English at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point for 25 years.[2]




  • Watson, Larry (1983). Leaving Dakota. Song Press. ISBN. 


  • Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1987, 2004)
  • Grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board
  • Milkweed National Fiction Prize (1993)
  • Friends of American Writers Award
  • Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association Fiction Award (1994) [4]
  • New York Public Library Fiction Award
  • Wisconsin Library Association Award
  • Critics’ Choice Award
  • The High Plains Book Award


  1. ^ "Author Larry Watson appears at BSC Campus Read". Bismarck State College. February 23, 2014. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Biographical data included with Montana 1948. Milkweed Editions. 1993. ISBN 9780915943135. 
  3. ^ Larry Watson's Official Website
  4. ^ Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award

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