Alan Heathcock

Alan Heathcock’s VOLT was a “Best Book” selection from numerous newspapers and magazines, including GQ, Publishers Weekly, Salon, the Chicago Tribune, and Cleveland Plain Dealer, was named as a New York Times Editors’ Choice, selected as a Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Month, as well as a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Prize. Heathcock has won a Whiting Award, the GLCA New Writers Award, a National Magazine Award, has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Lannan Foundation, and the Idaho Commission on the Arts. A native of Chicago, he lives and works in Boise, Idaho.

Summer 2007


By Alan Heathcock

A voice called his name. Vernon woke to the haze of dawn, and a figure slouched just outside the open window beside his bed. Vernon was hungover. His eyes pulsed […]

On Suffering

By Alan Heathcock

The Kenyon Review Credos The bulk of my adult life has been spent as a student or teacher of fiction writing. I often filled my days thinking on how to […]