Rolf Yngve went on active duty in the US Navy in 1971 as a seaman and left in 2006 as a captain. He taught navigation, studied at the German War, commanded a destroyer, served as the US Defense Attaché to Rome, and served in the Pentagon. A Surface Warfare Officer with subspecialties in Operations and Intelligence he deployed overseas on thirteen different occasions to four combat areas.
He published short fiction in the 1970’s and 80’s in journals and little magazines including Quarterly West and The Greensboro Review. His work was anthologized in Best American Short Stories, 1979, Sudden Fiction and others. More recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Eclipse, Glimmer Train, The Chattahoochee Review, The Indiana Review and the War Literature and the Arts Journal. His fiction was awarded the Indiana Review Fiction Prize, 2009, and given a third in a Glimmer Train Family Matters contest.
He has attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference from 2008 to the present, holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow. He lives in Coronado, California, with his spouse, Sharon Shelton, Captain, USN (retired) who served twenty four years on active duty.