Dwight Allen is an American author. He grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated from Lawrence University (1974) and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop (1977). His first book of fiction, The Green Suit, was published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in 2000. His second book, a novel entitled Judge (Algonquin), came out in 2003. His third book, a novel called The Typewriter Satyr, was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2009. His stories have appeared in such magazines and anthologies as The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, New England Review, The Missouri Review, Epoch, and New Stories from the South: The Year's Best.