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David Nikki Crouse (They/Them)

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PDL B-430 & B-025 Creative Writing Director's Office
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M.F.A. University of Alaska-Fairbanks

David Nikki Crouse answers to either David or Nikki. They are a transgender/genderqueer writer interested in questions of identity and its relationship to the natural world. 

David Nikki Crouse is the author of four collections of short fiction: the short story collections Copy Cats, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction; The Man Back There, winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize; the recent collection of Alaska-based short stories I'm Here: Alaska Stories; and the collection of novellas, Trouble Will Save You, which dramatizes the lives of three women living in interior Alaska in three extended stories.

Nikki's short stories have appeared a wide variety of the country's best literary magazines, including The Kenyon Review, The Greensboro Review, TriQuarterly, The Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner, Witness, Boulevard, and others. They have also been nominated for a Pen-Faulkner. They currently serve as the University's Milliman Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing.

Nikki is currently working on several book-length projects: a novel about academia, social justice, and vampires entitled Bloodless; another short story collection about Alaska; and another entitled When I Was a Stranger. They also loves writing and reading comic books and creating low-fi electronic music.


Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
Mary McCarthy Fiction Prize
Lawrence Prize in Fiction
Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story
Witness Fiction Award Witness Magazine


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