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Nathan Oates


About Nathan

Nathan Oates's debut collection of short stories, The Empty House, won the 2012 Spokane Prize. His stories have appeared in The Antioch Review, Witness, the Alaska Quarterly Review, The Missouri Review, Crazyhorse, Copper Nickel, and elsewhere. His stories have been anthologized twice in Best American Mystery Stories (2008, 2012), as well as in Forty Stories (Harper Perennial). He has been awarded fellowships from the New York State Summer Writer's Institute and the Sewanee Writer's Conference. He earned his M.A. in Fiction Writing from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri and is now an associate professor at Seton Hall University where he teaches creative writing and literature. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.