David Wagoner (2011)

David Wagoner

David Wagoner was born in eastern Ohio, grew up between Gary and Chicago and has lived in or near Seattle since 1954. He is now a professor of English emeritus at the University of Washington. Wagoner has published ten novels, one of which, The Escape Artist, was made into a movie by Francis Ford Coppola in 1982. He won the Lilly Prize in 1991, six yearly prizes from Poetry over the years, the 2011 Glenna Luschei Prize from Prairie Schooner and, from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Arthur Rense Award for “continued excellence over a long career.” He teaches at Hugo House in Seattle and in the low-residency MFA program at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts on Whidbey Island. [2011]