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 in The Georgia Review, American Short Fiction (on line), Redivider, Indiana Review, Cincinnati Review, Quarterly West, Ninth Letter, and Baltimore Review, 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 experience working with the U.S. Equestrian Team, her mourning for the loss of her own horse, Killian, and her deep and desperate nostalgia for riding jumpers.
Currently, she reads fiction as part of the editorial team at Barrelhouse and is starting to look for a publisher for her second novel, Scrapple. (You can read an excerpt here.) She also continues to write and publish short fiction, essays, and poetry. She's a mother, a mutt-lover, and an avid-if-inept athlete. She dreams of selling enough novels to one day own a horse again.