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Gregory Spatz

Gregory Spatz’s most recently published books are the novel Inukshuk (Bellevue Literary Press, 2012) and the collection of interconnected novellas and stories What Could Be Saved (Tupelo Press, 2019). His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, New England Review, The Southern Review, ZYZZYVA, Santa Monica Review, The Iowa Review, and many other journals as well as in Glimmer Train Stories. Spatz is the recipient of an NEA Literature Fellowship and a Washington State Book Award. He directs the MFA program for creative writing at Eastern Washington University.

Fall 2023


By Gregory Spatz

The Kenyon Review · “Thunderhead” by Gregory Spatz The ground was cold under David’s shoulder blades despite the heat of the day. Cold and with an incipient damp just beneath […]

May/June 2016

We Unlovely, Unloved

By Gregory Spatz

You had a dream of playing the violin, or maybe it wasn’t your dream. Maybe it was the dream of a parent or dead grandparent channeled through you, displaced onto […]

Spring 2009

The Bowmaker’s Cats

By Gregory Spatz

We’d been to the bowmaker’s house before, but not recently, and never all of us together. We’d toured his workshop and house, seen his shelves of stacked bow blanks, his […]