Richard Wiley

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Richard Wiley (born November 19, 1944) is an American novelist and short story writer whose first novel, Soldiers in Hiding won the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.[1] He has published five other novels and a number of short stories (see "Works" below).

Wiley holds a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound and an M.A. from Sophia University in Tokyo; he earned his MFA in creative writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he studied under John Irving. Since 1989 he has been a professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.[1][2]

He was inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame in 2005.


  • Soldiers in Hiding. Boston: Atlantic Monthly P, 1986. ISBN 978-0-87113-046-4
  • Fools' Gold. New York: Knopf, 1988. ISBN 978-0-394-56865-2
  • Festival for Three Thousand Maidens. New York: Dutton, 1991. ISBN 978-0-525-24950-4
  • Indigo. New York: Dutton, 1992. ISBN 978-0-525-93547-6
  • Ahmed's Revenge. New York: Random House, 1998. ISBN 978-0-679-45744-2
  • Commodore Perry's Minstrel Show. Austin: U of Texas P, 2007. ISBN 978-0-292-71470-0
  • The Book of Important Moments. Dzanc, 2013. ISBN 978-1938604454


  1. ^ a b "Richard Wiley, 2005". Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-08-19. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "NevadaWriters" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ J.J. Wylie. "Interview with Richard Wiley". Pif Magazine. Retrieved 2008-08-19.