Professor Clay Reynolds

Clay R. Reynolds


  • creative writing
  • 20th-century American literature
  • Texas history and literature
  • novels
  • short fiction


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Clay R. Reynolds, Ph.D. School of Arts and Humanities

Professor of Arts and Humanities

Native Texan novelist, scholar and critic Clay Reynolds is the author of 13 books and more than 800 other publications from critical studies to short fiction and poems. He additionally has served as fiction editor for literary magazines and as editorial consultant to several university and small presses, bookstores, writers’ organizations and individual writers.

Reynolds’ novels, Franklin’s Crossing, and Monuments, won the Violet Crown Award and both novels were finalists for the Western Writers of America Spur Award, which has also recognized Reynolds’ short fiction. He has received grants from the Texas Commission for the Arts and is also a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow.

He instructs students in literature creating novels and short works of fiction.

Dr. Reynolds received his Ph.D. in Modern Letters from the University of Tulsa.


Updated: November 29, 2011