Claire Vaye Watkins

Claire Vaye Watkins is the author of the short story collection Battleborn and the novel Gold Fame Citrus. She has received the Story Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award, and the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, Watkins is a professor at the University of California, Irvine, and lives in Twentynine Palms, California.


ARTICLES FEATURING CLAIRE VAYE

The American West: A Collective Denial

Watkins raises the question: “What does a book about the West mean now?” Most stories we think of as Westerns have ignored the region’s defining tragedies....


Ruined California

"Gold Fame Citrus" seldom expresses a sense of nostalgia or elegy for a lost California....


A Promiscuous Sensibility


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