Don Waters is the author of Sunland, a novel, and the story collection Desert Gothic, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. His fiction has been widely published and anthologized in the Pushcart Prize, Best of the West, and New Stories from the Southwest.

A frequent contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, he’s written for the New York Times Book Review, Outside, The Believer, and Slate, among other publications. Waters is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Lewis & Clark College.

Originally from Reno, Nevada, he lives in Portland, Oregon with his partner, the writer Robin Romm.


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