short stories; crime, mystery, and suspense fiction; book reviews.
Art Taylor teaches creative writing and literature, and for many years he helped to coordinate marketing for the annual Fall for the Book Festival.
Art is the author of two short story collections—The Adventure of the Castle Thief and Other Expeditions and Indiscretions and The Boy Detective & The Summer of '74 and Other Tales of Suspense—and of the novel in stories On the Road with Del & Louise, winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. He has won three additional Agatha Awards, an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, four Macavity Awards, and four Derringer Awards for his short fiction. His work has also appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, and he edited Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015, winner of the Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection, California Schemin': Bouchercon Anthology 2020, and Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Warren Zevon.
His short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, in the Chesapeake Crime anthologies This Job Is Murder, Homicidal Holidays, and Storm Warning, and in other journals and anthologies. He contributes frequently to the Washington Post, Washington Independent Review of Books, and Mystery Scene.
MFA, George Mason University, 2006
MA, North Carolina State University, 2003
BA, Yale University, 1990