Andrew Geyer grew up on a working cattle ranch in Southwest Texas. Since then, he has lived in Austin, Texas; Columbia, South Carolina; Tishomingo, Oklahoma; Lubbock, Texas; Russellville, Arkansas; and Aiken, South Carolina, earning along the way BA’s in English and Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of South Carolina, and a PhD in American Literature and Creative Writing from Texas Tech University. Geyer has been—among other things—a bartender, a waiter, a busboy, a bellhop, a cashier, a landscaper, a construction worker, a manager at a Birkenstock store, a student, a teacher, and a writer. A lover of the outdoors, and an avid runner and canoeist, Geyer has traveled extensively in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, and North Africa.
Andrew Geyer has published four books and more than three dozen short stories. His latest novel, Dixie Fish, was published in 2011 by Ink Brush Press. Siren Songs from the Heart of Austin, a story cycle, was published by Ink Brush Press in 2010. His first novel, Meeting the Dead, was published in 2007 by University of New Mexico Press. His debut short story cycle, Whispers in Dust and Bone (TTUP 2003) won the silver medal for Short Fiction in the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards, and was named a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award. One of the stories in the collection won the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for best work of short fiction published in 2003. Geyer’s short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, he currently serves as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and American Literature at the University of South Carolina Aiken.