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I'm a short story writer. Check out my web site for titles, most recently, The Cucumber King of Kėdainiai, winner of the Subito Press Award for Innovative Fiction sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder. Look for the title in October of 2013!

Background Information

Wendell Mayo is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. He is recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship and a Fulbright to Lithuania (Vilnius University). His story collection, The Cucumber King of Kedainiai, is winner of the 2012 Subito Press Award for Innovative Fiction sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is forthcoming in Fall 2013. He is author of three more collections: Centaur of the North (Arte Público Press), winner of the Aztlán Prize and finalist in the Associated Writing Programs Award Series in Short Fiction; B. Horror and Other Stories (Livingston Press); and a novel-in-stories, In Lithuanian Wood (White Pine Press), which appeared in Lithuanian translation as Vilko Valanda [Engl: Hour of the Wolf] with Mintis Press in Vilnius. Over one-hundred of his short stories have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including Yale Review, Harvard Review, Manoa, Missouri Review, Prism International, Threepenny Review, Indiana Review, and Chicago Review. He has also published on the work of James Joyce, John Cheever, Ingmar Bergman, Antanas Baranauskas, and others. His awards include a Master Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission; OAC Individual Artist Fellowship; the HarperCollins Fellowship; and resident writer appointments at the MacDowell, Djerassi Foundation, Yaddo, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and Millay Colony for the Arts.


Birth Place
Corpus Christi, TX USA

-National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

-Fulbright Scholar

-Premio Aztlan

-Subito Press Award for Innovative Fiction / University of Colorado, Boulder.

Additional Information

I'll be reading from my fiction at the Hands-on Literary Festival and Masquerade Ball in New Orleans, December 30, 2013 through January 1, 2014.

Contact Information
Creative Writing Program, Dept. of English
Bowling Green State University 
Bowling Green OH 43525   USA
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