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Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He has published two books on writing, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo, and Brave the Page, a teen writing guide. He’s also published a collection of 100-word stories, Fissures, and edited Nothing Short of 100: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story.

His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin House, The Southwest Review, and The Gettysburg Review, and he has been anthologized in collections such as Norton’s New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction and Best Small Fictions 2016. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, LitHub, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer.

Grant presents often at events, and has spoken at such events as the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Associated Writing Programs Conference, Book Expo America, the Chicago Humanities Festival, the Bay Area Book Festival, Google Talks, and Litquake. Additionally, Grant is co-founder of the Flash Fiction Collective, and he is a member of the National Writing Project’s Writers Council, Aspen Words’ Creative Council, and Lit Camp’s Advisory Council. He’s also co-host of the weekly podcast Write-minded.

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