Doug grew up in the first electrically lighted city in the world, or at least that's the claim of Wabash, Indiana, which also boasts about Crystal Gale having lived there. His family farmed, worked in factories, and fast food. Doug graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and earned his MFA from Queens University. For more than 25 years, Doug has lived and worked in Georgia.
Doug Crandell has won fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Arts, the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Big River Association, and the Jentel Artist Residency. Doug’s story Shanty Falls, which appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2019, was chosen for the Best American Mystery Stories 2020. A story of Doug's was selected for inclusion in the Pushcart Prize 2017 anthology. NPR's Glynn Washington chose Doug's story for the 2017 COG Page-to-Screen Award. Another short story received the 2018 Glimmer Train Family Matters Fiction Award. Three additional stories are forthcoming from Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, as well as stories in the Saturday Evening Post, and the SUN Magazine. His most recent book is: Twenty-Two Cents an Hour: Disability Rights and the Fight to End Subminimum Wages.
For more than thirty years, Doug has worked in disability advocacy, specifically the intersection of employment, economic justice, and much-needed systems change. You can find out more about this work and his new book on the topic at:
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