2006 Lee Hall
Department of English
P.O. Box E
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Creative writing, fiction
Becky Hagenston grew up in Maryland and received her MFA from the University of Arizona and her MA from New Mexico State. She is the author of four award-winning story collections: The Age of Discovery and Other Stories (winner of the Journal’s Non/Fiction Book Prize); Scavengers (winner of the Permafrost Book Prize); Strange Weather (winner of the Spokane Prize); and A Gram of Mars (winner of Sarabande Books’ Mary McCarthy Prize). Her stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Oxford American, New England Review, Southern Review, Gettysburg Review, and many other journals, and have been chosen for a Pushcart Prize and twice for an O. Henry Award.
“Hi-Ho Cherry-O” was chosen for a 2020 Pushcart Prize
“The Upside-Down World” was chosen for The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015.
The Age of Discovery
Winner of The Journal's Non/Fiction Book Prize and the MIAL Award in Fiction
The Ohio State University Press, 2021.
Winner of the Permafrost Prize in Fiction
University of Alaska Press, 2016.
Winner of the Spokane Prize in Short Fiction
Press 53, 2010
A Gram of Mars
Winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize
Sarabande Books, 1998
- “The Participants,” Gulf Coast (Summer/Fall 2022)
- “Divided House,” The Hopkins Review (Winter 2022)
- “La Mesa,” Arts & Letters (Spring 2022)
- “The Swing of Things,” Four Way Review (Fall 2021)
- “Sea Ice,” The Journal (Vol. 45.1, 2021)
- “Interview,” Chicago Quarterly Review (Vol. 32, 2020)
- “Kings of Bohemia” appeared in Third Coast (Spring/Summer 2020)
- “A Great Fall,” PRISM International (Spring 2020)
Faculty & Staff