Bobbie Ann Mason grew up in western Kentucky and was educated at the University of Kentucky, Harpur College, and the University of Connecticut. Her first fiction was published in the New Yorker in 1980. She has written several novels and collections of short stories, as well as a biographical essay about Elvis Presley and a memoir, Clear Springs, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Shiloh and Other Stories
The story "Shiloh," first published in the New Yorker in 1980, is widely anthologized and read in college classes.
Clear SpringsThe twentieth century
The Girl in the Blue Beret1980 and 1944, parallel narratives
Awards and Recognition
- PEN Hemingway Prize for First Fiction awarded to Shiloh and Other Stories 1982