(Jones, Stephen Graham - 2016) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work uri icon



  • Professor Jones is a prolific writer, having published some eighteen novels, six collections of stories and two novellas. He has established himself to be one of the most exciting avant-garde novelists on the current U.S. literary scene. Among his most recent works are the young adult Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn’t Fly (Dzanc, with Paul Tremblay), After the People Lights Have Gone Off (horror collection, Dark House), and Once Upon a Time in Texas (Trapdoor), the second installment of his Bunnyhead Chronicles. He also has had several hundred short stories published, appearing in venues from literary journals to truck-enthusiast magazines, from textbooks to anthologies to best-of-the-year annuals. Jones has been an NEA Fellow and a Texas Writers League Fellow, and he won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction and the Independent Publishers Multicultural Award. His areas of interest, aside from fiction writing, are horror, science fiction, fantasy, film, comic books, pop culture, technology and American Indian Studies. He is genuinely inspiring and considered by his colleagues to be “a gem in our midst.”

year awarded

  • 2016