Pam Houston

Pam Houston, director of creative writing at University of California Davis, is author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat; the novels, Sight Hound and Contents May Have Shifted; and a collection of essays called A Little More About Me. Her stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, and Best American Short Stories of the Century. She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA award for contemporary fiction, and multiple teaching awards. 

Pam Houston also directs the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers and teaches in the Pacific University low residency MFA program and at writers conferences nationally and internationally.