Kent Meyers


        Kent Meyers is the author of LIGHT IN THE CROSSING (stories) (St. Martins Press, 1999 hardcover and 2000 paperback), a debut collection of often dark and brooding stories set predominantly in small town midwest USA, many of which were published in prestigious magazines. LIGHT IN THE CROSSING was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He is also author of THE RIVER WARREN (a novel), published in Hardcover by Hungry Mind Press (now Ruminator Books) as their inaugural fiction title (1999), and then published in paperback by Harcourt Brace/Harvest (2000). THE RIVER WARREN was also a New York Times Notable Book of the year, was named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and was given a full page favorable, review in The New York Times Book Review. He is also author of THE WITNESS OF COMBINES (a memoir) (University of Minnesota Press, 1998), which was a PEN/West Finalist and the recipient of the 1999 Minnesota State Book Award. Kent's second novel, THE WORK OF WOLVES (Harcourt Brace, 2004) was a BookSense bestseller, a Finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, a New York Public Library selection and a Christian Science Monitor Noteworthy Book of the Year. Kent's recent novel, TWISTED TREE was published by Houghton Harcourt in September, 2009. His latest novel, RED LEAF FALLING, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013. 
        Kent is the recipient of a $20,000 NEA grant for Creative Writing, and has been published in a wide array of prestigious magazines, including The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, Quarterly West, Black Warrior Review, New England Review and Crazyhorse. He has also been anthologized by WW Norton and published in The Los Angeles Times. Hes received endorsements from Peter Mathiessen, Sam Shepard, Linda Hasselstrom and Melanie Rae Thon, and has received multiple favorable reviews from The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist.



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