Babette Fraser Hale

Fiction and Editing

Her novel manuscript about science, betrayal and survival during World War 2 is currently with her agent in New York. She is finalizing a collection of linked stories, set in central Texas.

Babette Fraser Hale did her postgraduate work at the London School of Economics and the UH Creative Writing Program. Her writing has received a Creative Artist award from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and the Meyerson Prize from Southwest Review. Her story "Silences" (SWR, vol. 96, no. 4) was a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters short story award in 2011. Her story “Drouth,” which appeared in Southwest Review, vol.99, no. 3, was included among the "Other Distinguished Stories of 2014," in Best American Short Stories, 2015. A new story, "Motes", appeared in Southwest Review in 2016.

Previous fiction publications include “Joe’s Place” in Her Work: Stories by Texas Women Writers (Shearer, 1982); and “Afterimage” in Domestic Crude, 1982. She’s a part-owner of Brazos Bookstore. From 1996 to 2004, she served as publisher and editor for Winedale Publishing, a small press that was a member of the Texas A&M University Press Consortium. Her non-fiction writing has appeared in Texas Monthly, Houston City Magazine (contributing editor), Houston Home and Garden, Houston Chronicle and The Houston Post.