Rick Hillis

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Rick Hillis was a Canadian poet and short story writer.


He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan and the Iowa Writers Workshop, with an MFA. He attended Stanford University as a Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer in fiction writing, and was also a Chesterfield Film Writers’ Fellow at Universal Studios.

He taught creative writing at a number of institutions, including Reed College,[1] Stanford University, Lewis & Clark College, and the University of Oregon. As well, he was on faculty at the University of Iowa’s Summer Writers’ Festival.[2] He began teaching at DePauw University in 2002.[3]



Short Stories[edit]

  • Limbo River. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1990. ISBN 978-0-8229-3653-4.



Rick Hillis died on October 8, 2014. [4]


Raymond Carver territory has an outpost in Saskatchewan, Canada, and that's where Rick Hillis sets the nine stories in this collection, which won the 1990 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Blue-collar workers and bums, alcoholics and artists, farm hands and nursing-home attendants, teachers and children struggle through a world where winters are long, money is short and dreams tend to come true only in dreams.[5]


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