Siân Griffiths serves as an Associate Professor of English and teaches creative writing 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 Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, American Short Fiction (on line), Redivider, Indiana Review, Cincinnati Review, The Rumpus, 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. She has two books forthcoming in 2020, her short fiction collection The Drum, Like the Heart, Keeps Faulty Time from Bull City Press and her novel Scrapple from Braddock Ave Books (you can read an excerpt here).
Currently, she reads fiction as part of the editorial team at Barrelhouse. She also continues to write and publish short fiction, essays, and poetry, and she’s hoping to add an essay collection to her published books soon. She's a mother, a mutt-lover, and an avid-if-inept athlete. She dreams of selling enough books to one day own a horse again.