is an award-winning Professor of English in the Texas State University (San Marcos) Creative Writing Department. Dr. Gilb is a native of Los Angeles and longtime resident of El Paso who now lives in Austin. He spent sixteen years making his living as a carpenter before winning wide acclaim for his story collection The Magic of Blood. That collection won the PEN/Hemingway award and was a PEN/Faulkner finalist. He has also been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writer's Award and a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship from the Texas Institute of Letters. He is also the author of the novel The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuna and the essay collections Woodcuts with Women and Gritos.
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY: Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature (University of New Mexico Press, 2007) Gritos (Grove Press, 2004) Woodcuts of Women (Grove Press, 2002) The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuña (Grove Press, 1995) Magic of Blood (Grove Press, 1994) Winners on the Pass Line (Cinco Puntos Press, 1985)