A native of Louisville, Kentucky,
Dominic Russ-Combs welded industrial models in Durham, North Carolina, before publishing his first stories and being awarded both a Stegner Fellowship and an Emerging Artist Award * from the Kentucky Arts Council. His fiction has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Kenyon Review, Carolina Quarterly, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, among others, and his poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in Third Coast and Indiana Review. As a journalist, his cover stories, features, and reviews appeared in such periodicals as LEO Weekly and The Courier-Journal. Dominic Russ-Combs comes to Stanford University via Lubbock, Texas, where he received a PhD in English from Texas Tech. He's currently at work on a novel and a collection of stories.