Scott Blackwood is a writer based in Chicago. A 2011 recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award for Fiction, Blackwood has published the novel We Agreed to Meet Just Here, which won the
AWP Prize for the Novel, the Texas Institute of Letters Award for best
fiction, and was a finalist for the PEN USA Literary Award.
His collection of stories, In the Shadow of Our House, which the New York Times called, "acute, nimble stories, an accomplished debut," was named a book of the year by the San Antonio Express News and Forward Magazine. He's currently completing a second novel, See How Small, which is set in Austin and Chicago. His fiction and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including the Chicago Tribune's Printer's Row Journal, American Short Fiction, The Gettysburg Review, Boston Review, the New York Times' Book Review's "First Chapters" website, Southwest Review, The Austin Chronicle, Austin American Statesman, and Revenant Record's American Primitive Volume II. He's at work on a creative nonfiction book for Third Man / Revenant Records about the mysterious rise of Paramount Records and jazz and blues in Chicago. Blackwood has also received a Dobie Paisano Fellowship, two Texas Commission on the Arts
Fellowships and been named a Distinguished Writer-in-residence at Wichita State University. He currently teaches fiction writing at Southern Illinois