Darrell Spencer has taught writing at Brigham Young University, Ohio University, and Southern Utah University. His book CAUTION: Men in Trees won the 1998 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. His story, "Song and Dance," won second prize in the 1990 Utah Arts Council Contest, and "Union Business" won the 1991 Lawrence Foundation Award for the Short Story. His first collection, Woman Packing a Pistol (Dragon Gate, 1987), won the Association for Mormon Letters award for short stories in 1988. His short stories have appeared in numerous journals, including the Gettysburg Review, Antioch Review and Epoch.
LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah.
Spencer recently retired from teaching literature and creative writing at Ohio University. He currently teaches creative writing at Southern Utah University.
Drue Heinz Literature Prize
2000 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction