Derek Palacio

Derek Palacio

Office: MHRA 3312


MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction), The Ohio State University

BA in English, College of the Holy Cross



Research Interests

Fiction, exile literature, religious & mystical narratives, poetry



Selected Publications

The Mortifications (novel), Tim Duggan Books, 2016

How to Shake the Other Man (novella), Nouvella Books, 2013

“Home to Our Blood” (short story), in Let’s Hear Their Voices: Cuban American Writers of the

Second-Generation, SUNY Press, 2019

“Sugarcane” (short story), in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013, Anchor Books, 2013



Awards & Honors

Artist-in-Residence, Ragdale, 2021

Distinguished Story of 2018, Best American Short Stories 2019

Distinguished Story of 2016, Best American Short Stories 2017

Selection, The New York Times Notable Books, The Mortifications, 2016

Award, O. Henry Prize, for the story “Sugarcane” from The Kenyon Review, 2013