On April 11, 2007, Clay Reynolds, the author of over 700 publications, including twelve books, read at Arkansas Tech University. Reynolds, who teaches at the University of Texas at Dallas, has published novels, short stories, poems, reviews, encyclopedia articles, and criticism.He has served as fiction editor and as an editorial consultant.
Reynolds's third novel, Franklin Crossing, was entered into the Pulitzer Prize competition for 1992 and received the Violet Crown Award for fiction. Antoher novel, Monuments, won the Violet Crown Award in 2000. He has been a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow.