Jose Skinner

Jose Skinner

José Skinner is the author of two short story collections, Flight and Other Stories (University of Nevada Press) and The Tombstone Race (University of New Mexico Press). He worked as an English/Spanish court and conference interpreter in New Mexico before earning his MFA in fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His fiction and translations have appeared in Quarterly West, Colorado Review, Other Voices, Bilingual Review, Puerto del Sol, and other literary journals, and his nonfiction in anthologies such as Desde las Heridas: Transborder Testimonies and Our Lost Border: Essays on Life Amid the Narco-Violence. He co-founded and directed the bilingual MFA in creative writing the University of Texas-Pan American. He now lives Austin, where he volunteers for the Proyecto Defensa Laboral and, of course, writes.

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