Contact & Location


Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho

Daniel Orozco

Daniel Orozco

Office: Brink 220
Email: danielo@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: University of Idaho / Dept. of English
874 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, ID 83844-1102

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of English
Associate Professor

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2003

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Fiction Writing
    • The Short Story
    • Writing Pedagogy
  • Biography

    Daniel Orozco's work has appeared in Harper's Magazine, McSweeney's, Zoetrope: All Story, Ecotone, and others.  He is the author of Orientation and Other Stories (Faber and Faber).  He is currently at work on a novel.

  • Selected Publications
    • Orientation and Other Stories.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.  2011.
  • Awards and Honors
    • William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.  For Orientation and Other Stories.  2012.
    • Whiting Writers' Award.  Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation.  2011.
    • Literature Fellowship in Fiction.  Idaho Commission on the Arts.  2007.
    • Best American Essays 2007.  For “Shakers,” selected by Robert Atwan and David Foster Wallace, and reprinted in Best American Essays 2007.
    • National Magazine Award Finalist for Fiction.  For "Somoza's Dream."  2006.
    • Literature Fellowship in Prose.  National Endowment for the Arts.  2006.
    • Best American Mystery Stories 2005.  For “Officers Weep,” selected by Otto Penzler and Joyce Carol Oates, and reprinted in Best American Mystery Stories 2005.
    • Pushcart Prize 1997.  For “The Bridge,” selected by Bill Henderson and reprinted in The 1997 Pushcart Prize XXI: Best of the Small Presses.
    • Best American Short Stories 1995. For “Orientation,” selected by Katrina Kenison and Jane Smiley, and reprinted in Best American Short Stories 1995.
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