12/26/12: Alan’s successes named one of the “TOP 12 Stories of 2012” by the Boise Weekly.
11/18/12: Singer/songwriter Chad Summerville releases his album of songs based on the stories in VOLT.
10/24/12: Alan wins the prestigious Whiting Award.
9/23/12: Alan named “Best Living Idaho Writer” in Boise Weekly reader’s poll.
5/15/12: Alan’s short story “Streetlamps” is turned into public art in downtown Boise.
04/01/12: VOLT wins the Spinetingler Award (best crime and mystery fiction).
03/29/12: VOLT named an Oxford American Editors Pick.
03/13/12: VOLT featured in the Daily Kos reading series.
02/01/12: Alan named one of three finalists for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award.
01/11/12: Alan wins the 2012 GLCA New Writers Award in fiction.
01/01/12: VOLT named to many “Best of 2011” lists, including Publishers Weekly, GQ magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, Indie Lit, Salon, Washington City Paper, JMWW, Largehearted Boy, Big Other, January Magazine, The Quivering Pen, The Mookse and the Gripes, Literary Musings, Walk While Reading, Jen and the Pen, Pete Lit, Word/Sound, Signs and Wonders, and Northwest Book Lovers.
11/30/11: Alan awarded a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
9/30/11: Alan took 2nd Place in the Brooklyn Book Festival AT&T Fan Fave Contest.
5/23/11: VOLT named a finalist for the Reading the West Book Award.
VOLT a finalist for Reading the West Book Award
5/10/11: Alan Heathcock named a Fiction Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
5/3/11: Alan Heathcock named a Fiction Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
4/2/11: VOLT named a New York Times Editors’ Choice.
3/1/11: VOLT named a Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Month.
2/21/11: Alan Heathcock interviewed by Craig Lancaster on The Mind Adrift in the West.
2/23/11: VOLT video review by writer Ken Rodgers.
1/24/11: Alan Heathcock named one of ten debut writers to watch in Publishers Weekly First Fiction 2011.
1/15/11: VOLT selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers series.
01/11/11: VOLT receives a starred review from Library Journal:
01/03/11: VOLT receives a starred review from Publishers Weekly:
01/01/11: VOLT receives a four-star review from The Next Best Book Blog:
12/20/10: Alan was featured as one of three notable emerging writers in the Huffington Post:
11/05/10: Read about Alan’s story, “The Founding”, from David Abrams at The Quivering Pen: