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Loree Westron

Associate Lecturer

Loree Westron was born and raised in Idaho, in the northwestern United States. She studied English and Creative Writing as an undergraduate at Boise State University before moving to the UK and gaining an MA and PhD at the University of Chichester. Her research interests include the short story, contemporary fiction, Western American literature, Native American fiction and New Western Historicism.  

Between 2005 and 2010, she taught a variety of Creative Writing units at the University of Portsmouth including the short story, the creative process, autobiography, travel writing, and experimental writing.  Since 2011, she has taught on the undergraduate programme at the University of Chichester. 

Working closely with Alison MacLeod, she helped to set up the Thresholds International Short Story Forum at the University of Chichester, serving as Editor from 2010 to 2013.  She is on the editorial board for the journal Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, and the advisory board for Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts.  Many of her stories have been shortlisted or highly placed for awards such as the V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize, the Fish Prize and the Carpe Articulum Novella Contest.  She is currently finishing her first novel, Legacy, and is compiling a collection of short stories.

Publications:

Short Stories

2011 ‘The Difference Between Cowboys and Clowns’, Award-Winning Tales, R.L. Coffield, ed.
2009  ‘King of the Cocktails’, Never Hit by Lightning, Tucker Lieberman, ed. 
2009  ‘Bastard’, In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself, vol 8, MP Weaver, ed. 
2008  ‘The Road to Reparation’, Borderlines Anthology, vol II.
2006  ‘Los Milagros’, London Magazine, Sebastian Barker, ed.

Literary Criticism

2013  Review of Sherman Alexie’s Blasphemy, in Western American Literature (pending).
2011  Review of Eddie Chuculate’s Cheyenne Madonna, in The Short Review [online].
2011  Review of Cris Mazza’s Trickle-down Timeline, in The Short Review [online].
2011  Review of Belle Boggs’s Mattaponi Queen, in Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, vol 1 no 1.
2011  Review of Linwood Laughy’s Fifth Generation, in Western American Literature, vol 46 no 1.
2010  Review of Sherman Alexie’s War Dances, in Western American Literature, vol 45 no 1.
2010  ‘Human Rights and Human Wrongs’, in London Magazine, April/May issue.
2009  ‘Life In Third Person’, London Magazine, March/April issue.
2009  Review of Sherman Alexie’s Ten Little Indians, in The Short Review [online].

Travel Writing

2009  ‘Coast to Coast: A Recycled Journey’, synergise.com, [online].
2009  ‘Stepping Across the Chasm’, synergise.com, [online].
2007  ‘An Old Road, Idaho’, Cycle, October issue.       
2000  ‘Conspiracy Theories on Cougar Creek’, in the anthology Return to a Better Tomorrow, R. Richards, ed.    
1998  ‘Cycling on the Level’, Cycling World, March issue.
1992  ‘Trek Back in Time’, The News, November 14.
1991  ‘On the Shores of Zanzibar’, Southern Cross, issue 146.
1991  ‘A Rough Ride to Tanzania’, Southern Cross, issue 145.