Zachary Watterson

Zachary Watterson, author and writer


Zachary Watterson’s stories appear in Chicago Quarterly Review, River Styx, and Commentary’s Summer Fiction. His essays appear in The Paris Review Daily, The Massachusetts ReviewPost Road, and the W.W. Norton anthology called Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose By Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees. His work has received a Pushcart Prize nomination, and has been honored in the Best American Essays series. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation and the Jentel Arts Foundation and work-study scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Washington, where he received the Richard Blessing Award and the Eugene Van Buren Prize for Fiction. An audio documentary he coproduced is a Finalist for The Missouri Review’s 2021 Miller Audio Prize.


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Zachary Watterson, author and writer