Colin's book-length poem The Animals was selected as a runner-up for the Cleveland State University Press First Book Prize.

Colin's story "Cement Men" (Honorable Mention–Gulf Coast Magazine's Donald Barthelme Prize) was reviewed in the Piece Meal Review.

An excerpt from his last book Fondly will appear in Outpost 19's new California Prose Directory, available for pre-order now.

He interviewed Brian Evenson about his books Baby Leg and Dark Property for the Believer.

Colin is currently working on a book for kids with the artist Scott Teplin.


Colin Winnette

Colin Winnette is the author of Revelation (Mutable Sound 2011), Animal Collection (Spork Press 2012), and Fondly (Atticus Books 2013), listed among Salon.com’s Best Books of 2013. His fourth book, Coyote, is forthcoming from Les Figues Press in 2014. In 2015, Two Dollar Radio will release his new novel, Haints Stay. It’s a western.

Colin is an associate editor of PANK Magazine, and he conducts a regular interview series for The Believer Logger. For these interviews, he asks a writer he admires to recommend a book. He reads it. Then they talk about it.

In addition to the 2013 NOS Book Contest, Colin has won the Sonora Review’s Short Short Fiction Contest, Heavy Feather Review’s Featured Chapbook Contest, and he was a finalist for the 1913 Press First Book Award as well as Gulf Coast Magazine’s Donald Barthelme Prize for Short Prose.

He lives in San Francisco, where he writes copy and copy-ish things for the Asian Art Museum and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. He also occasionally slings books at The Booksmith.

A list of publications and corresponding links, as well as interviews and photos from the road, can be found at colinwinnette.net. Colin Winnette has also hosted a number of interviews with various writers, which can be found here.

Colin Winnette reads “Tarantula” for SF Weekly. Video by Evan Karp.

Additional Links:

Richard Siken reads Colin Winnette’s short story “Elephant”

Amelia Gray reads Colin Winnette’s short story “Lion”

Books by Colin Winnette


Colin Winnette