Marc Nieson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and NYU Film School. His background includes filmmaking, children’s theatre, building construction, and a season with a one-ring circus. Excerpts from SCHOOLHOUSE: A MEMOIR IN 13 LESSONS have appeared in Literary Review, Iowa Review, Green Mountains Review, and Chautauqua. Recent fiction is in Conjunctions, Hawk & Handsaw, the 2011 Wordstock Ten and Stripped anthologies. His prose has won two Pushcart Prize nominations, the Literal Latte Fiction Award, and Raymond Carver Short Story Award. His award-winning feature-length screenplays include SPEED OF LIFE, THE DREAM CATCHER, and BOTTOMLAND. He serves on the faculty of Chatham University, and is working on a new novel, HOUDINI’S HEIRS.
Links for two of his prize-winning short stories: