Meet Mollie Giles

Mollie Giles

January 26, 2014, 2-4 p.m., Book Passage in Corte Madera

Award-winning author Molly Giles is best known for her short stories. Molly Giles is a short story writer, novelist, and professor in the Department of English at the University of Arkansas. She formerly taught at San Francisco State University.

Mollie-GilesShe is the author of Creek Walk and Other Stories published in 1997 and the novel Iron Shoes published in 2000. Her story collection Rough Translations won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She also appears in Sudden Fiction (60 New Short-Short Stories).

Her short stories have been translated into Spanish.

With a masters degree in English, Giles was a professor of Creative Writing at San Jose State University and is currently Professor and Director of Programs in Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas.