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Sterling Watson

Sterling Watson, Professor of Literature and Creative Writing and Director of the Creative Writing Program, M.A., University of Florida, is a fiction and screenwriter. He served for five years as the fiction editor of The Florida Quarterly, and taught secondary English and later fiction writing at Raiford Prison.

He is the author of five novels: Weep No More My Brother (Wm. Morrow, 1978, Delacorte, 1989), The Calling (Peachtree, 1986, Delacorte, 1989), Blind Tongues (Delacorte, 1989), Deadly Sweet (Pocket Books, 1995), and Sweet Dream Baby (Sourcebooks 2002).

Weep No More My Brother was nominated for the Rosenthal Award, National Academy Institute of Arts and Letters. Pocket Books nominated Deadly Sweet for the 1995 Edgar Award and for the Hammett Prize. Sourcebooks nominated Sweet Dream Baby for the National Book Award. He is the recipient of four Florida Fine Arts Council grants for fiction writing and a former fellow of The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Fiction Quarterly, The Michigan Quarterly Review, and The Southern Review.

He has co-authored several screenplays with novelist Dennis Lehane (Eckerd College '88).


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