WVW Contest Judge Bios 2015 – Brad Barkley (Book Length Prose/Young Adult)

Continuing our series of bios for the judges of the 2015 West Virginia Writers Annual Writing Contests. 

BRAD BARKLEY (Book Length Prose/Young Adult)

A native of North Carolina, Brad Barkley is the author of the novel, Money, Love, a Barnes and Noble "Discover Great New Writers" selection and a "BookSense 76" choice.  Money, Love was named one of the best books of 2000 by the Washington Post and the Library Journal.  His novel Alison's Automotive Repair Manual was also a "BookSense 76" selection.  His short fiction has appeared in over two dozen magazines, including  Southern Review, Georgia Review, the Oxford American, Glimmer Train, Book Magazine, and the Virginia Quarterly Review, which twice awarded him the Emily Balch Prize for Best Fiction.  His work was anthologized in New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 2002.  He has won four Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, and a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.  He is also the co-author of three Young Adult novels, Dream Factory, Scrambled Eggs at Midnight, and Jars of Glass.

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