short stories; crime, mystery, and suspense fiction; book reviews.
Art Taylor teaches creative writing, literature, and composition, and for many years he helped to coordinate marketing for the annual Fall for the Book Festival.
Art won the 2019 Edgar Award for Best Short Story for "English 398: Fiction Workshop," originally published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. He is the author of The Boy Detective & The Summer of '74 and Other Tales of Suspense and On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories, winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, and he has won three additional Agatha Awards, an Anthony Award, four Macavity Awards, and three consecutive Derringer Awards for his short fiction. His work has also appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, and he edited Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015, winner of the Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection.
His short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, in the Chesapeake Crime anthologies This Job Is Murder, Homicidal Holidays, and Storm Warning, and in other journals and anthologies. He contributes frequently to the Washington Post, Washington Independent Review of Books, and Mystery Scene.
MFA, George Mason University, 2006
MA, North Carolina State University, 2003
BA, Yale University, 1990