Ron Currie Jr.
- Clemson University
Ron Currie is the author of the novels Everything Matters, Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles, The One-Eyed Man, and the short story collection God is Dead. His writing has won the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award, the Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Pushcart Prize. His books have been translated into fifteen languages, and his nonfiction and criticism have been published in the New York Times, the Believer, the Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. He lives in Portland, Maine.
God is Dead (Viking, 2007)
Everything Matters (Viking, 2010)
Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles (Viking, 2013)
The One-Eyed Man (Viking, 2017)
Recently finished a memoir, Gentlemen, ostensibly about the sudden death of his best friend, but really about baseball, grief, inappropriate humor, the state of American manhood, the drinking life, etc.
At work on a novel, "Black Jesus," about the greatest basketball player in history returning from retirement at age 51.
Two television projects currently in development.
Awards and Recognition
Notable List, The Best American Essays 2020
Notable List, The Best American Essays 2019
Pushcart Prize, 2017
Finalist, 2014 Maine Literary Award in fiction
Finalist, 2014 Binghamton University John Gardner Fiction Award
First Year Experience Author, Castleton State College, 2013
First Year Experience Author, University of Toledo, 2011
Long list, 2011 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Notable list, The Best American Sports Writing 2011
2010 American Library Association Alex Award
First Year Experience Author, Duke University, 2010
2009 American Academy of Arts and Letters Metcalf Award
2008 New York Public Library Young Lions Award
Notable list, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006
Short list, 2005 Fish International Short Story Contest
2003 Night Train Magazine Firebox Fiction Award, First Prize
2002 Martin Dibner Memorial Fellowship