Daniel Orozco‘s stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, as well as in magazines like Harper’s, Zoetrope, McSweeney’s, and Story Quarterly. He was awarded a 2006 NEA Fellowship in fiction, and his story “Samoza’s Dream” was a finalist for a 2006 National Magazine Award in fiction. The story first appeared in McSweeney’s. In addition, his story “Officers Weep,” which first appeared in Harper’s, was selected by Joyce Carol Oates for inclusion in the Best American Mystery Stories 2005.
A former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford, he teaches creative writing at the University of Idaho.