- Instructor , MFA Program, Fiction
- College of Arts and Sciences
Geoffrey Becker's book of stories, “Black Elvis” (Georgia Press, 2009), won the 2008 Flannery O'Connor Prize for Fiction and will be published by the University of Georgia Press in the fall of 2009. He is also the author of the novels “Hot Springs, (Tin House, 2010), and “Bluestown” (St. Martin’s, 1997). His collection of short stories “Dangerous Men,” (University of Pittsburg Press, 1995) won the Drue Heinz Prize. His other awards and honors include an NEA fellowship, selection for the Best American Short Stories anthology, the Nelson Algren Award from The Chicago Tribune, and the Parthenon Prize. He teaches writing at Towson University in Maryland, where he also directs the graduate program in Professional Writing.