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Alex Morris Taylor, M.F.A.

Alex Morris TaylorInstructor of English in the Dept. of English (School of English, Comm., Media and Languages)


  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing (2008), University of Mississippi
  • B.A. in English (2004), Western Kentucky University

Teaching Specializations & Courses Taught

  • Creative Writing
  • Advanced Fiction
  • Advanced Poetry
  • Advanced Nonfiction
  • Composition I & II


  • The Name of the Nearest River (Sarabande 2010)
  • The Marble Orchard (Ig 2015), published in France by Gallmeister as Le Verger De Marbre
  • Stories and essays published in various journals, including "The Louisville Courier-Journal," "The Missouri Review" and "The Oxford American."


  • Finalist for the 2019 Prix SNCF du Polar
  • Finalist for the 2017 Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere
  • 2017 Grand Prix du Roman Noir Etranger from Festival International de Beaune
  • Finalist for the 2016 Kentucky Literary Award
  • 2011 Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award in Appalachian Literature
  • 2008 Linda Bruckheimer Award in Kentucky Literature


203E Breckinridge Hall