John Cottle


John Cottle is the author of The Blessings of Hard-Used Angels, a short story collection that was awarded the 2003 George Garrett prize. His short fiction has also appeared in The Texas Review, Amaryllis, Literary Potpourri, Ink Pot, and Gulfstreaming. His stories have been anthologized in Working Hard for the Money: Stories and Poems of America’s Working Poor (Bottom Dog Press) and Climbing Mt. Cheaha (Livingston Press). John has won numerous literary awards, including three Hackney’s for short fiction, and was a finalist in the short story category of the William Faulkner - Pirates Alley Creative Writing Competition. When not writing fiction, John practices law. John and his wife Nancy reside in South Walton County, Florida.

Selected Work

Literary Fiction
The Blessings of Hard-Used Angels
John Cottle writes like the lovechild of Faulkner and Poe.
-Daniel Wallace
(Big Fish)