Oso Guardiola

AL Major

Oso Guardiola received his first M.F.A. in Creative Writing – Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was the recipient of the Maytag Scholarship and the Arthur James Pflughaupt Prize in Fiction. His short stories have been awarded the 2023 Gulf Coast Prize for Fiction, the 2022 runner-up for the J.F. Powers Prize in Fiction, and the 2021 Honorable Mention for the San Miguel Writers’ Contest in Fiction. He was the 2024 Winter Workshop Scholar for Tin House. His fiction has appeared in Latino Book Review Magazine, La Piccioletta Barca, Dappled Things Literary Magazine, and is forthcoming in Gulf Coast Magazine.

Today, Oso pursues a second M.F.A. in Creative Writing – Spanish with a poetry thesis at the University of Iowa Department of Spanish and Portuguese.