Eric Schlich is the author of Quantum Convention, winner of the 2018 Katherine Anne Porter Prize (University of North Texas Press). His stories have been selected for prizes by writers T.C. Boyle, Roxane Gay, Helen Oyeyemi, and Justin Torres. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Fairy Tale Review, Mississippi Review, The Massachusetts Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Electric Literature, Redivider, River Styx, Nimrod, and New South, among other journals.
He is the recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, an Edward H. and Marie C. Kingsbury Fellowship, and residencies at Ragdale, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences.
Schlich earned his Ph.D from Florida State University and his MFA from Bowling Green State University. He was previously the Nonfiction and Production Editor for The Southeast Review and the Assistant Fiction Editor for Mid-American Review. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Schlich completed a BA in English and Spanish at the University of Kentucky.
This summer he is moving to Memphis, TN with his wife, poet Jade Ramsey Schlich; their golden retriever, Albus (Alby); and their Russian blue cat, Grindelwald (Grindy). Starting Fall 2019, he will be an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Memphis.