Lucy Corin is an American novelist and short story writer. The winner of the 2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters John Guare Writer's Fund Rome Prize, Corin was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship in 2015.
Her collection of short stories, One Hundred Apolcalypses and Other Apocalypses, was published by McSweeney's in 2013. Bustle wrote: "Corin caters to our fascination with neuroses and habits, and by exaggerating aspects of our thought processes and societal quirks, she leaves us thinking deeply about parts of humanity we don't often examine under a magnifying glass." A review by Jonathan Deuel in the Los Angeles Review of Books read: "The dreamy, fairy-tale qualities and allegorical ambitions of these stories are tempered with sophistication and terror, making One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses ageless...I'm frightened by Corin. I'm dazzled by her writing."
Corin's stories have appeared in The Mid-American Review, Conjunctions, Tin House, Ploughshares, PEN America, and the Iowa Review. She is anthologized in the 1994 Iowa Anthology of Innovative Fiction and both the 1997 and 2003 editions of New Stories From the South and "Madmen," originally published in "One Hundred Apolcalypses," was included in the 2015 anthology, New American Stories, edited by Ben Marcus. Her novel, Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls was published in 2004 by FC2. Her short story collection, The Entire Predicament was published in 2007 by Tin House Books.
She is the Program Director for the University of California, Davis Creative Writing Program.National Endowment for the Arts, Creative writing fellowship, 2015
American Academy of Arts and Letters John Guare Writer’s Fund Rome Prize, 2012
Yaddo Residency, 2010
Margaret Bridgman Fellow in Fiction, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, 2008
Walter E. Dakin Fellow, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, 2006
100 Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses (short story collection) McSweeney's, September 2013 ISBN 9781938073335
The Entire Predicament (short story collection) Portland, OR: Tin House Books. 2007 ISBN 978-0-9776989-8-1
Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls (novel) Tallahassee: FC2. 2004 ISBN 1-57366-112-0