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.

Other Works

  • Clear Springs

    The twentieth century
  • In Country

  • The Girl in the Blue Beret

    1980 and 1944, parallel narratives
  • Feather Crowns


Awards and Recognition

  • PEN Hemingway Prize for First Fiction awarded to Shiloh and Other Stories 1982