Richard Dokey

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Richard Dokey’s short stories have appeared in dozens of literary reviews around the country.

He is a winner of the Lawrence Foundation Prize, Michigan Quarterly Review, University of Michigan; The Glick Prize, South Dakota Review, University of South Dakota; The Hoepfner Award, Southern Humanities Review, Auburn University; and runner-up for The McGinnis Award, Southwest Review, Southern Methodist University.

His stories have been cited in Best American Short Stories and Best of the West and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

His short fiction has been included in many general collections and texts. These include:Norton’s Introduction to Fiction, Norton’s Introduction to Literature, Norton’s New Worlds of Literature, D. C. Heath’s Introduction to Literature, Holt’s Four Elements, Harcourt’s  Fiction’s Journey, Paragon House’s Late Harvest, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates’ The Work of Teachers in America, Mentor’s The Chicano, Penguin’s The Chicanos and Southwest Review’s Southwest Review Reader.

He is featured in a number of unique California collections: California Childhood, Creative Arts Book Company; Valley Light, Writers of the San Joaquin, Poet & Printer Press; California Heartland, Capra Press; Highway 99, a Literary Journey Through California’s Great Central Valley , Heyday Books; Proud Harvest, Seven Buffaloes Press.

Dokey has written two plays (Craps and Funeral), both of which have seen production, and for ten years he wrote a weekly human-interest column for the Stockton Record. He has five short story collections to his credit, all to outstanding reviews. His most recent collection, Pale Morning Dun, University of Missouri Press, was nominated for The American Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Dokey has published two previous novels, Two Beer Sun, Seven Buffaloes Press, and The Hollow Man, Delta West, and a novella, The Mountain, South Dakota Review.

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