Lawrence Coates

1138 Clark StreetBowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: 
419-352-2722
E-mail: 
Website: 
www.lawrencecoates.com

Author's Bio

Lawrence Coates has worked as a Third Mate in the Merchant Marine, as a freelance journalist in Mexico, and as a high school teacher in Paris. His first novel, The Blossom Festival, won the Western States Book Award for Fiction, the Utah Book Award, and was selected for the Barnes and Noble 'Discover Great New Writers' program. His second novel, The Master of Monterey, was published in 2003. Coates currently teaches in the creative writing program at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Publications and Prizes

Book

The Blossom Festival
(University of Nevada Press,
1999)
The Master of Monterey
(University of Nevada Press,
2003)

Journal

Connecticut Review
2014)
Blue Mesa Review
2014)
Contemporary Satire
2014)
Writers' Forum
2014)
Long Story
2014)
Toyon
2014)
Santa Clara Review
2014)
Missouri Review
2014)
Greensboro Review
2014)
Prizes: 
National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Western States Book Award in Fiction. Utah Book Award. Selected for the Barnes and Noble 'Discover Great New Writers' program.

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Veterans
Fluent in: 
French, Spanish
Born in: 
Berkeley, CA
Raised in: 
El Cerrito, CA

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Don Quijote

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Listing last updated: June 1, 2009.