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Photo courtesy of Steve Erickson

Steve Erickson

Photo courtesy of Steve Erickson

Steve Erickson is a novelist, essayist, and critic. His many novels include Shadowbahn (Blue Rider Press, 2017); These Dreams of You (Europa, 2012); Zeroville (Europa, 2007); The Sea Came in at Midnight (William Morrow, 1999); and Arc d’X (Poseidon Press, 1993). He also has published works of literary nonfiction including American Stutter (Zerogram Press, 2022) and American Nomad (Henry Holt, 1997).

Erickson's books have appeared on best-of-the-year lists by the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post Book World, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, the Village Voice, and the Believer. He was founding editor of the national literary journal Black Clock and his work has appeared in numerous publications such as Esquire, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, Los Angeles, and the New York Times Magazine.

In 2021 Conversations With Steve Erickson was published by the University Press of Mississippi as part of a series that has included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, William Burroughs, James Baldwin, Gabriel García Márquez, and Toni Morrison. Erickson is the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award.

He is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.

Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
  • 2014 Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • 2014