|Born||April 25, 1952|
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer|
|Notable works||Edisto (1984)|
Padgett Powell (born April 25, 1952 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American novelist in the Southern literary tradition. His debut novel, Edisto (1984), was nominated for the American Book Award and was excerpted in The New Yorker.
Powell has written five more novels—including A Woman Named Drown (1987); Edisto Revisited (1996), a sequel to his debut; Mrs. Hollingsworth's Men (2000); The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? (2009); and You & Me (2012), his most recent—and three collections of short stories. In addition to The New Yorker, Powell's work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's, Grand Street, Oxford American, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications.
Awards and honors
- 1984 American Book Award, nomination, Edisto
- 1986 Whiting Award
- 1987 Rome Fellowship in Literature from The American Academy of Arts and Letters.
- 2011 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, You & Me
- Edisto (1984)
- A Woman Named Drown (1987)
- Edisto Revisited (1996)
- Mrs. Hollingsworth's Men (2000; reissued in 2014 as Hologram)
- The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? (2009)
- You & Me (2012)
- Typical (1991)
- Aliens of Affection (1998)
- Cries for Help, Various (2015)
- Indigo (2021)
- "Tangled Up in Indigo," Garden & Gun, April/May 2015
- [https://tinhouse.com/padgett-powell-on-donald-barthelme/ "Tin House" (blog), October 15, 2015
- "The Writer's Almanac, Broadcast Date: Tuesday: April 25, 2000". American Public Radio. 2000-04-25. Archived from the original on February 5, 2016. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
- "Abstract: Padgett Powell, Fiction, "Edisto"". The New Yorker. 1983-11-14. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
- ""Padgett Powell" (faculty page)". University of Florida, Department of English. n.d. Archived from the original on 2018-10-26. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
- "Padgett Powell".
- "Rome Fellowship in Literature". The American Academy of Arts and Letters. n.d. Archived from the original on 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
- Profile at The Whiting Foundation
- Interview with Padgett Powell at "The Faster Times"
- Padgett Powell faculty page at the University of Florida, Department of English
- 2006 interview in The Believer
- "Wayne in the Desert", a short story from Mississippi Review (1996)
- "Dizzy", a short story from "Unsaid Magazine" Vol. 1, n. 1
- Works by Padgett Powell at Open Library (selected works: Edisto; You & Me; Cries for Help, Various; Indigo)