Bradford Morrow

Lily Henderson

Bradford Morrow is author of nine novels and a novella, as well as a collection of stories and an anthology on the subject of death, co-edited with David Shields. Morrow has received numerous awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit, an O. Henry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and a Guggenheim fellowship. He also founded and edits Bard College’s acclaimed literary journal, Conjunctions, publishing the work of over a thousand fiction writers, poets, essayists, and dramatists in print and online, for which he received the 2007 PEN/Nora Magid Award. He has edited a number of books, among them The New Gothic (with Patrick McGrath); The Selected Poems of Kenneth Rexroth; World Outside the Window: Selected Essays of Kenneth Rexroth; Classics Revisited; More Classics Revisited; and The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth (with Sam Hamill). Morrow has also published several volumes of poetry, including Posthumes and A Bestiary, which was illustrated by eighteen contemporary artists including Richard Tuttle, Eric Fischl, Kiki Smith, and Joel Shapiro. He has also published as a children’s book, Didn’t Didn’t Do It, in collaboration with the legendary cartoonist Gahan Wilson. Morrow is a professor of literature and Bard Center Fellow at Bard College. He divides his time between New York City and an old farmhouse in upstate New York.

Awards and Honors

American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit

O. Henry Prize

Pushcart Prize

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

PEN/Norah Magid Award