Dixon Hearne teaches and writes in the American South. Much of his writing draws greatly from the rich images in his daily life growing up along the graceful river traces and bayous in West Monroe, Louisiana. After many years of university teaching and writing for research journals, his interests turned toward fiction and poetry—and the challenge of writing in a different voice.
He is the author several recent books, including Native Voices, Native Lands and Plantatia: High-toned and Lowdown Stories of the South, nominee for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN award and winner of the Creative Spirit Award-Platinum for best general fiction book. His work has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has received numerous other honors. He is editor of several recent anthologies, including A Quilt of Holidays and Thanksgiving to Christmas: A Patchwork of Stories. His work can be found widely in magazines, journals, and anthologies, including New Orleans Review, Louisiana Literature, Big Muddy, Cream City Review, Wisconsin Review, Post Road, New Plains Review, Weber-Contemporary West, Mature Living, Woodstock Revisited, The Southern Poetry Anthology: Louisiana, and elsewhere.
Dixon is currently at work on a novel, new short story and poetry collections, and a series of interviews with American writers. He is a frequent presenter and an invited speaker at the Louisiana Book Festival and other events. Visit: dixonhearne.com