Douglas Watson is the author of a book of stories, The Era of Not Quite, and a novel, A Moody Fellow Finds Love and Then Dies. The first won the BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize and was published by BOA in 2013. The second, published by Outpost19 in 2014, was praised by Publishers Weekly for offering a “brisk, clever take on the coming-of-age debut novel.”
Watson’s fiction has appeared in One Story, McSweeney’s, Fifty-two Stories, Tin House, The Journal, Ecotone, Columbia Journal, West Branch Wired, and other publications. His work was noted in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 and anthologized in Astoria to Zion: 26 Stories of Risk and Abandon from Ecotone‘s First Decade.
Watson has degrees from Swarthmore College, Brown University, and Ohio State University. He likes tennis. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, who is an award-winning poet, and their 2-year-old daughter, who is an award-winning 2-year-old daughter. Every now and then he plays in a band.