McLeod, Charles

Charles McLeod’s first novel, “American Weather,” was published earlier this summer by Random House U.K/Harvill Secker. “National Treasures,” a story collection, will follow in June 2012.

The Guardian raved that “channelling Bret Easton Ellis from ‘Less than Zero’ to ‘Glamorama,’ McLeod has produced a strident satire on the American-dream-turned-nightmare… The writing is sharp and clever.”

His fiction has appeared in publications including Alaska Quarterly Review, Conjunctions, CutBank, DOSSIER, Eleven Eleven, The Gettysburg Review, The Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Midwestern Gothic, Post Road, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, Third Coast and ZYZZYVA.

A Henry Hoyns Fellow while earning his MFA at the University of Virginia, he has also received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown; San Jose State University, where he was a Steinbeck Fellow; and the Jentel Artists Residency Program.