Stephen Dixon is the author of seventeen previous works of fiction.
He has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and has received two NEA Foundation grants, three O’Henry Prizes, two Pushcart Prizes, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Prize for Fiction, and the John Train Humor Prize from Paris Review. His novel Frog (1991) was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Prize. His next novel, Interstate (1995) was a finalist for the National Book Award.
He teaches in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and resides in Baltimore, MD and New York NY.