Associate Professor Emeritus
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102
Daniel Orozco teaches fiction writing. In November 2020, Professor Daniel Orozco announced his retirement at the end of the 2020-21 school year. In Spring 2021, the university will be conducting a national search for a professor of fiction writing, pending final budgetary approval.
- M.F.A., University of Washington, 1994
- B.A., Stanford University, 1979
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).
- Fiction Writing
- The Short Story
- Writing Pedagogy
- Orientation and Other Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 2011.
- 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.