Steve Yarbrough is the author of nine books. His latest novel The Realm of Last Chances was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2013. His previous novel, Safe from the Neighbors (Knopf), appeared in 2010. His 2006 novel The End of California (Knopf) was a finalist for the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for fiction and was also published in Polish translation.

His novel Prisoners of War (Knopf, 2004) was a finalist for the 2005 PEN/Faulkner Award, and his 1999 novel The Oxygen Man (McMurray & Beck) won the California Book Award, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, and the Mississippi Authors Award. His other books are the novel Visible Spirits (Knopf, 2001) and the story collections Veneer (University of Missouri Press, 1998), Mississippi History (Missouri, 1994), and Family Men (LSU Press, 1990). His work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best American Mystery Stories, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and has also been published in Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, Japan and Poland.  In 2010, he won the Richard Wright Award.

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Family Men book jacket Larry McMurtry's The Last Picture Show book jacket Mississippi History book jacket Prisoners of War book jacket Realm of Last Chances book jacket Safe from the Neighbors book jacket End of California book jacket Oxygen Man book jacket Unmade World book jacket Veneer book jacket Visible Spirits book jacket

About

  • Writing Literature & Publishing
    Since 2009

Education

B.A., University of Mississippi
M.A., University of Mississippi
M.F.A., University of Arkansas

Publications

The Oxygen Man

1999

Visible Spirits

2001

Prisoners of War

2004

The End of California

2006

Safe from the Neighbors

2010

The Realm of Last Chances

2013

Awards & Honors

California Book Award

1999

Mississippi Authors Award

1999

PEN/Faulkner Award finalist

2005

Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence

2010

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction

2014