- Instructor , MFA Program, Fiction
- College of Arts and Sciences
Pinckney Benedict has published two collections of short fiction, "Town Smokes" and "The Wrecking Yard," and a novel, "Dogs of God." His stories have appeared in, among other magazines and anthologies, Esquire, Zoetrope All-Story, the O. Henry Award series, the New Stories from the South series, Ontario Review, the Pushcart Prize series, and "The Oxford Book of American Short Stories." He is the recipient, among other prizes, of a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Literary Fellowship from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, a Michener Fellowship from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and Britain’s Steinbeck Award. He has taught on the creative writing faculties at Oberlin College, Ohio State University, Princeton University, and Hollins University. He is a professor in the English Department at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.