In the News: AU Writer-in-Residence Discusses Latest Book


The Collector of Names by Patrick Hicks

Watch Augustana’s Writer-in-Residence Dr. Patrick Hicks discuss his latest short story collection, "The Collector of Names,” with Laura Kay Prosser on "The Compass Literature Corner," a program by Minnesota's Pioneer Public Television.

Learn more about "The Collector of Names."

About Patrick Hicks

Patrick Hicks is the author of seven poetry collections, most recently “Adoptable” and “This London.” He is also the editor of “A Harvest of Words,” published by the Center for Western Studies and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more about his books.

His work has appeared in some of the most vital literary journals in America, including Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, Tar River Poetry, Salon, Prairie Schooner, Natural Bridge, American Life in Poetry, and many others. He has been nominated seven times for the Pushcart Prize. He was recently a finalist for the High Plains Book Award, the Dzanc Short Story Collection Competition, and the Gival Press Novel Award.

His work with PBS’s “Over South Dakota” was nominated for an Emmy. A winner of the Glimmer Train Fiction Award, he is also the recipient of a number of grants, including individual artist awards from the Bush Foundation and the South Dakota Arts Council. Recently, he was named a finalist to serve as the next South Dakota Poet Laureate.

A former visiting fellow at Oxford, he is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana University as well as a faculty member at the low-residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. He has lived in Northern Ireland, England, Germany, and Spain.