Leigh Allison Wilson

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Leigh Allison Wilson
Born(1957-10-23)October 23, 1957
Rogersville, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, short story writer
Notable awardsFlannery O'Connor Award

Leigh Allison Wilson, (born October 23, 1957) is an American short story writer, and teacher. Her work has appeared in Harper's, Grand Street, and the Southern Review.[1] Her story "Bullhead" was read on National Public Radio in 2008.


Wilson was born in Rogersville, Tennessee. She graduated from Williams College, magna cum laude, studied at University of Virginia, and graduated from Iowa Writers' Workshop with an MFA.[2][3] She resides in Oswego, New York, where she teaches at the State University of New York at Oswego.[4] She teaches at University of Nebraska, Omaha.[5] Wilson's first book of stories, From the Bottom Up, was published by Penguin Books and won the Flannery O'Connor Award from the University of Georgia Press.[5]



  • "Bullhead", flashquake, Fall 2004, Volume 4, Issue 1
  • "Positional Vertigo", flashquake, Spring 2008, Volume 7 Issue 3
  • From The Bottom Up. University of Georgia Press. 2008. ISBN 978-0-8203-3293-2.
  • Wind stories. W. Morrow. 1989. ISBN 978-0-688-08111-9.


  1. ^ "Leigh Allison Wilson". Harper's Magazine. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  2. ^ "Leigh Allison Wilson". The University of Tennessee. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  3. ^ Sandra L. Ballard, Patricia L. Hudson (2003). Listen here: women writing in Appalachia. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-9066-2.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Lew Turco & Leigh Allison Wilson". Poetics and Ruminations. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "MFA in Writing". University of Nebraska. Retrieved 2010-01-31.

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