Art Taylor

Art Taylor

Art Taylor

Assistant Director

Associate Professor

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 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, two 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 PostWashington Independent Review of Books, and Mystery Scene.

For more information, visit his website at http://www.arttaylorwriter.com, like his author page at Facebook here, or follow him on Twitter at @arttaylorwriter.

Selected Publications

BOOKS

  • On The Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories, Henery Press, Fall 2015: winner, Agatha Award, Best First Novel, 2015; finalist, Anthony Award and Macavity Award, Best First Novel, 2016
  • Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015 (editor), Down & Out Books, Fall 2015: winner, Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection, 2016

 

SHORT STORIES

  • “A Close Shave,” Morning of the Killers, edited by E.A. Aymar and Sarah M. Chen(Down & Out Books,forthcoming)
  • “Hard Return,” Crime Travel, edited by Barb Goffman (Wildside Press, December 2019, forthcoming)
  • “Better Days,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, May/June 2019
  • “English 398: Fiction Writing Workshop: Notes from Class & A Partial Draft by Brittany Wallace, Plus Feedback, Conference & More,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, July/August 2018: finalist, Edgar Award for Best Short Story, 2019; finalist, Agatha Award for Best Short Story, 2018
  •  “Sunday Morning, Saturday Night,” Down & Out: The Magazine, Spring 2018
  • “Fairy Tales,” Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Fall 2017
  • “A Necessary Ingredient,” Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea, Down & Out Books, 2017: finalist, Agatha Award for Best Short Story, 2017; finalist, Anthony Award for Best Short Story, 2018; finalist, Macavity Award for Best Short Story, 2018
  • “The Great Detective Reflects,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, November 2016
  • “Parallel Play,” Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning, Wildside Press, 2016: winner, Agatha Award for Best Short Story, 2016; finalist, Anthony Award for Best Short Story, 2017; winner, Macavity Award for Best Short Story, 2017; finalist, Thriller Award for Best Short Story, 2017
  • “Commission,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, May 2015
  • “The Odds Are Against Us,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, November 2014: winner, Agatha Award, Best Short Story, 2014; winner, Anthony Award, Best Short Story, 2015; finalist, Macavity Award, Best Short Story, 2015
  • “Premonition,” Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays. Wildside Press, 2014: finalist, Agatha Award, Best Short Story, 2014
  • “Precision,” Gargoyle, Summer 2014
  • “Ithaca 37,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, September/October 2013
  • “The Care and Feeding of Houseplants,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, March/April 2013: winner, Agatha Award, Best Short Story, 2013; winner, Macavity Award, Best Short Story, 2014; finalist, Anthony Award for Best Short Story, 2014
  • “When Duty Calls,” Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder, Wildside Press, 2012: Derringer Award, Best Long Story, 2013; finalist, 2012 Agatha Award for Best Short Story and 2013 Macavity Award for Best Short Story; reprinted in The Crooked Road, Volume 3 (2013)

Education

MFA, George Mason University, 2006

MA, North Carolina State University, 2003

BA, Yale University, 1990