Close up of Nevada Writers Hall of Fame medal and Silver Pen.

Claire Vaye Watkins

2012 Silver Pen Awardee


Claire Vaye Watkins won The Story Prize for her 2012 book of short stories, Battleborn. In 2014, she was the recipient of the Guggenheim Award. She published her debut novel, Gold Flame Citrus, in 2015. She currently teaches in the Helen Zell Writers' program at the University of Michigan.