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Richard Clay Reynolds, American writer, editor. National Endowment for Arts fellow, 1994; recipient awards Texas Institute Letters, 1988, Western Writers American, 1989, National Faculty, 1990, Friends of Library. award, Key to City of Fort Worth, 1992, Violet Crown Fiction award, 1992, ALE award, 1993, entrant Pulitzer prize for fiction, 1992; Telecommunications Carriers Association/AWL Literature grantee.


Reynolds, Richard Clay was born on September 28, 1949 in Quanah, Texas, United States. Son of Jessie Wrex and Pauline (Faught) Reynolds.


Bachelor in History, University Texas, 1971. Master of Arts in English, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Modern Letters, University Tulsa, 1979.


Graduate teaching fellow University Tulsa, 1974-1977. Instructor English Tulsa Junior College, 1977-1978, Claremore (Oklahoma) College, 1977-1978. Associate professor English Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, 1978-1988.

Professor, novelist in residence University North Texas, Denton, 1988-1992, associate director Center Texas Studies, 1990-1992. Free-lance writer, editor, consultant, since 1992. Visiting professor, writer in resident Villanova (Pennsylvania) University, 1994, Texas Woman's University, 1991.

Judge Jesse Jones award Texas Institute Letters, 1993. Fiction judge New Texas Fiction award, 1991, 92, 93, Rice University Literature Festival First Novel award, 1993. Member, consultant Literature Initiative Task Force, Texas Commission Arts, 1992.

Reader, consultant The Whitston Press, SMU Pres, University Nevada Press, University North Texas Press, Bakersville Publications, Inc., ALE Publications. Editor, consultant Applied Earth Sciences, Inc. Lecturer various colleges, universities, organizations and workshops.



Vice president Denton Area Little League, 1990-1993. Board directors Denton Fall Baseball, Inc., 1993. Officer Ryan High School Dugout Club, 1995-1998.

Member Modern Language Association, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Control-Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association West, Western Writers American, Texas Institute Letters, Author's Guild, South Central Modern Language Association, Western American Lits. Association, Texas Association Creative Writing Teachers, Associated Writing Programs.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: baseball.


Married Julia Ann Kavanagh, January 22, 1972. Children: Wesley Eliot, Virginia Anne.

Jessie Wrex Reynolds

Pauline (Faught) Reynolds

Julia Ann Kavanagh

Wesley Eliot Reynolds

Virginia Anne Reynolds