Profile

Gabino Iglesias is a writer, journalist, professor, and literary critic living in Austin, TX. He is the author of Zero Saints and Coyote Songs and the editor of Both Sides. His work has been nominated twice for the Bram Stoker Award as well as the Locus Award and won the Wonderland Book Award for Best Novel in 2019. His editing work as been nominated for the Anthony Award and the International Latino Book Award. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Electric Literature, and LitReactor. His work has been published in five languages, optioned for film, and praised by authors as diverse as Roxane Gay, David Joy, Jerry Stahl, and Meg Gardiner. His reviews appear regularly in places like NPR, Publishers Weekly, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, Criminal Element, Mystery Tribune, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other print and online venues.

He’s been a juror for the Shirley Jackson Awards twice and has judged the PANK Big Book Contest, the Splatterpunk Awards, the Newfound Prose Prize, and the 2021 FIU Student Literary Awards, among others. He has offered writing workshops through the Writers’ League of Texas, the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, HubCity Press, the Las Vegas Writers Lounge, Stories on Stage Sacramento, and other institutions. He has offered keynotes at various institutions and events, including the Lighthouse Book Project, ARRTCon, the inaugural POP_UP Academic Conference on Popular Culture, and the Revolve Creative Conference. In 2021, he received the Horror Writer’s Association Diversity Grant. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association, the Mystery Writers of America, and the National Book Critics Circle.

You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias.

Education

PhD - Journalism | UT Austin

MA - Journalism | UPR Rio Piedras

BA - Business Administration | UPR Carolina

Samuel Kọ́láwọlé

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Leslie Ullman

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Tarfia Faizullah

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Bret Lott

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]

SJ Sindu

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF/hybrid forms]