12/26/12: Alan’s successes named one of the “TOP 12 Stories of 2012” by the Boise Weekly.

BW’s Top 12 Stories of 2012

11/18/12: Singer/songwriter Chad Summerville releases his album of songs based on the stories in VOLT.

Chad Summerville’s album VOLT

10/24/12: Alan wins the prestigious Whiting Award.

Alan wins Whiting Award

9/23/12: Alan named “Best Living Idaho Writer” in Boise Weekly reader’s poll.

Alan named “Best Living Idaho Writer”

5/15/12: Alan’s short story “Streetlamps” is turned into public art in downtown Boise.

“Streetlamps” as Public Art

04/01/12: VOLT wins the Spinetingler Award (best crime and mystery fiction).

VOLT wins Spinetingler Award


03/29/12: VOLT named an Oxford American Editors Pick.

VOLT an OA Editors’ Pick


03/13/12: VOLT featured in the Daily Kos reading series.

VOLT in the Daily Kos


02/01/12: Alan named one of three finalists for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award.

Alan a finalist for B&N Discover Award


01/11/12: Alan wins the 2012 GLCA New Writers Award in fiction.

Alan wins GLCA New Writers Award


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.

Alan Awarded NEA Fellowship


9/30/11: Alan took 2nd Place in the Brooklyn Book Festival AT&T Fan Fave Contest.

Alan takes 2nd place in 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.

VOLT a New York Times Editors’ Choice


3/1/11: VOLT named a Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Month.

VOLT listed in B&N Best Books of the Month


2/21/11: Alan Heathcock interviewed by Craig Lancaster on The Mind Adrift in the West.

Alan interviewed in The Mind Adrift in the West


2/23/11: VOLT video review by writer Ken Rodgers.

VOLT reviewed by Ken Rodgers


1/24/11: Alan Heathcock named one of ten debut writers to watch in Publishers Weekly First Fiction 2011.

Alan featured in Publishers Weekly


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:

VOLT reviewed in Library Journal


01/03/11: VOLT receives a starred review from Publishers Weekly:

VOLT reviewed in Publishers Weekly


01/01/11: VOLT receives a four-star review from The Next Best Book Blog:

VOLT reviewed on The Next Best Book Blog


12/20/10: Alan was featured as one of three notable emerging writers in the Huffington Post:

Alan featured in The Huffington Post


11/05/10: Read about Alan’s story, “The Founding”, from David Abrams at The Quivering Pen:

Article from The Quivering Pen


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