Melanie Rae Thon’s most recent books are the story collection Silence & Song (Fiction Collective 2, 2015); the chapbook The 7th Man (New Michigan Press, 2015); a fine-art book featuring her poetry and the work of eight visual artists, The Good Samaritan Speaks (Prompt Press, 2015); the novel The Voice of the River (FC2, 2011); and In This Light: New and Selected Stories (Graywolf Press, 2011). Her work has been included in The Best American Short Stories (1995, 1996), three Pushcart Prize anthologies (2003, 2006, 2008), and O. Henry Prize Stories (2006). In 1996, Granta included her in its “Best of the Young American Novelists” issue. Originally from Montana, she now lives in Salt Lake City, where she teaches in the creative writing and environmental humanities programs at the University of Utah. (updated 4/2018)
Her AGNI story “Confession for Raymond Good Bird” won a Pushcart Prize and was reprinted in the 2008 anthology.