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Douglas H. Thayer
Douglas Thayer lives in Provo, Utah, with his wife Donlu, and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He has also published two collections of stories, the award-winning Under the Cottonwoods and Other Mormon Stories and Mr. Wahlquist in Yellowstone and Other Stories. Most recently he published The Conversion of Jeff Williams (Signature Books, 2003).

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Also Known As Douglas ThayerDoug Thayer
Religion LDS
Birth Date April 19th, 1929
Birth Place Provo, UT
LDS Missions Germany
Spouse Donlu DeWitt
Children Doug and Donlu have six children, six children-in-law, and (as of May 2012) eighteen grandchildren.
Education After graduating from Brigham Young University (BYU) with a bachelor’s degree in English, Thayer applied to law school, but then decided not to attend and started a doctorate in American literature at Stanford. Finding that he had little interest in research, he left the program after finishing a master’s degree. He later attended the University of Iowa, and finished an MFA in fiction writing.
Awards Dialogue Award in Fiction, 1969, "Opening Day"
Association for Mormon Letters Short Fiction Award, 1977, Under the Cottonwoods
Association for Mormon Letters Novel Award, 1983, Summer Fire
Association for Mormon Letters Lifetime Membership Award, 1998
Association for Mormon Letters Novel Award, 2003, The Conversion of Jeff Williams

Works by Douglas H. Thayer
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YearGenre
Hooligan: A Mormon Boyhood2007Biography / Memoir
Interview with Doug Thayer2002Interview / Panel
The Tree House2009Novel
The Conversion of Jeff Williams2003Novel
Mr. Wahlquist in Yellowstone1989Novel
Summer Fire1983Novel
Greg & Kellie1982Novel
A White House2002Novel Excerpt
Brother Melrose1999Short Story
Elder Thatcher1977Short Story
Indian Hills1977Short Story
Under the Cottonwoods and Other Mormon Stories1977Short Story Collection
Greg1976Short Story
Ten Years of Laughter1976Short Story
Zarahemla1974Short Story
The Clinic1973Short Story
Under the Cottonwoods1972Short Story
The First Sunday1971Short Story
Testimony1971Short Story
Opening Day1970Short Story
Second South1970Short Story
The Rabbit Hunt1969Short Story
The Redtail Hawk1969Short Story
His Wonders to Perform1965Short Story


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