Get to Know Me and My Work
Links to works by and about Scott Winkler on the Web
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Amazon Author Page
My hub on Amazon.com
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Guest Blog: Ruminate Magazine
My essay "Stories and the Lives They Save" appears in the blog for Ruminate Magazine. Ruminate is a reader-supported, contemplative literary arts magazine that invites slowing down and paying attention. Ruminate loves laughter and delights in deep reading, telling stories, staying astonished, and doing “small things with great love,” as Mother Teresa said.
Winner of the 2017 Hal Prize in Fiction
"Chicken" is a standalone portion from a chapter of The Meadow. Fiction judge David Haynes, celebrated author and Professor of English at Southern Methodist University, comments, "How amazing to evoke a whole world in a small space, which 'Chicken' does so masterfully. The dignity and the strong bond of this grieving family are rendered with compassion and warmth. It’s also a quite admirable 'brother story,' which I am always a sucker for, and contains an earned moment of (actual!) electrical magic."
A Conversation with Scott Winkler
Interview: Write On Door County August 2017 Newsletter
In August 2017, I had the good fortune of enjoying a one-week residency at Write On Door County. While there, I began work on my next book, a follow-up to The Meadow whose working title is The Field. Write On board member Maggie Peterman interviewed me for Write On's monthly newsletter.
Winner of the 2016 Hal Prize in Fiction
"The Hunt" is a standalone portion from a chapter in The Meadow. Fiction judge Nicole Helget, acclaimed author of five novels, comments, "Setting is the gateway to internal and external tension and rising complication, as demonstrated so well in 'The Hunt.' The story also employs musicality in language to lure the reader into the outside world of trees and deer and the internal one of boys and men. A fine tale." "The Hunt" begins on page 28 of the electronic version of Peninsula Pulse you'll access by clicking the button below.
Alumni Profile: Words to the Wise
St. Norbert College Magazine - Spring 2016
I was humbled when contacted by SNC Magazine and interviewed for an alumni profile article. St. Norbert College will always have a special place in my heart, and it was an honor to share my thoughts with the SNC community about writing and teaching--and to provide them with glimpses of The Meadow.
A Blast from the Past
Book Review of The Wide Turn Toward Home
Scott D. Peterson, currently a professor at Wright State University, reviews my first book, The Wide Turn Toward Home (Pocol Press, 2008).
Video: 2012 Winning Writers Sports Poetry & Prose Prize-Winning Story
"The Kicker," a short story I'd originally written for a writing workshop with Sheila Roberts at UW-Milwaukee, was selected as the winning entry of this biennial contest. Winning Writers posted this reading of the story on YouTube. I hope you'll enjoy watching and listening! (You can also read the piece on Winning Writers' website https://winningwriters.com/past-winning-entries/the-kicker )
In the future, I'll share more links to my work for your perusal. In the meantime, I hope you'll enjoy the links above--and I'd love for you to contact me with your thoughts and comments via the form at the bottom of my homepage.