Siân Griffiths directs the Creative Writing Program at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She holds a BA from the University of Idaho and an MA and PhD from the University of Georgia, where she specialized in fiction writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Georgia Review, Redivider, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Quarterly West, Ninth Letter, and The Rumpus, among many other publications. Her poem "Fistful," first published in Ninth Letter, was included in the 3rd edition of Janet Burroway's Imaginative Writing. Her short fiction has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, once by Versal and once by The Georgia Review, and her debut novel, Borrowed Horses (New Rivers Press), was a semi-finalist for the 2014 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. The novel was inspired, in part, by her work with the U.S. Equestrian Team in 1999-2000 and by her deep and desperate nostalgia for riding jumpers.
Currently, she reads fiction as part of the editorial team at Barrelhouse and is at work on her second novel. She also continues to write and publish short fiction, essays, and poetry. She's a mother, a mutt-lover, an avid-if-inept athlete, and the creator of the "poor man's mocha." She dreams of selling enough novels to one day own a horse again.