Patrick HicksPatrick Hicks is a novelist, poet, and writer of short stories, whose work has been published widely in major literary journals across the United States, Britain and Ireland.
A native Minnesotan, Hicks has lived aboard for many years and holds advanced degrees in literature from Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland) and the University of Sussex (England).
He is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana College where he teaches creative writing, and is also a faculty member in the low residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. Patrick is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Adoptable, This London, and Finding the Gossamer-he is also the editor of A Harvest of Words, which was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has been nominated seven times for the Pushcart Prize, and was recently a finalist for the High Plains Book Award, the Dzanc Short Story Collection Competition, and the Gival Press Novel Award. His work with PBS's "Over South Dakota" was nominated for an Emmy. He has won the Glimmer Train Fiction Award, been a notable mention in Best American Stories, and is the recipient of a number of grants, including individual artist awards from the Bush Foundation and the South Dakota Arts Council. His work has appeared in scores of publications including, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, and many others.
His first novel The Commandant of Lubizec (Steerforth/Random House) was published to great critical acclaim in 2014. The Collector of Names is his first story collection.
Patrick lives in the Midwest with his wife and son where he is hard at work on a new novel that takes place in England during World War II.