Robert Hodgson Van Wagoner
ROBERT HODGSON VAN WAGONER'S first novel, Dancing Naked, was published in 1999, and was awarded the Utah Center for the Book's Utah Book Award and the Utah Arts Council's Publication Prize. His short stories have appeared in literary periodicals and anthologies, including The Best Writers at Work and In Our Lovely Deseret, and have been selected for 246 Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought various awards, including Carolina Quarterly's Charles B. Wood Award for Distinguished Writing, Shenandoah's Jeanne Charpiot Award for Fiction, Sunstone's Brookie and D.K. Brown Memorial Fiction Award, and Weber Studies' O. Marvin Lewis Award for Best Fiction 1994-1997. In 1999, he and his family moved from Ogden, Utah, to Concrete, Washington.