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Faculty

Keija Parssinen

Keija Parssinen

Program Director

Selected Publications: The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, The Ruin of Us, Travel Essays in Better Than Fiction and On the Road
Genres: Fiction, travel writing
Awards received:  Truman Capote Fellowship (Iowa Writer’s Workshop), Michener-Copernicus Award, Alex Award from the American Library Association, and a My Time Fellowship (Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow)
Current residence: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Education

MFA in Fiction Writing, The University of Iowa, 2009
AB in English, Princeton University, 2003


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Keija Parssinen attended Princeton University, where she studied English literature and received a certificate from the Program for the Study of Women and Gender. She earned her MFA at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote fellow, a Teaching and Writing fellow, and the student editor for the Iowa Short Fiction contest. After finishing the program, she won a Michener-Copernicus award for her debut novel, The Ruins of Us, which was published in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Italy and around the Middle East. The novel was long-listed for the 2012 Chautauqua Prize. In 2014, Keija was a Visiting Professor of fiction writing at Louisiana State University. Her work has appeared in the Lonely Planet travel-writing anthologies, Five Chapters, the New Delta Review, Salon, Marie Claire and elsewhere.

Keija was born in Saudi Arabia and lived there for twelve years before her family moved to Austin, Texas, where she discovered Tex-Mex, Willie Nelson, and basketball. She played competitively throughout middle and high school, spending many hours on buses traveling the blue highways of Texas to play in gymnasiums that all, inevitably, smelled the same: like Frito pie and cleaning solvent. In many ways, The Unraveling of Mercy Louis is a tribute to all the badass girls she met on that journey: her coaches, the ones on her team, and the few Mercys she played against, the ferocious girls who left her awe-struck as they lit up the scoreboard, as they owned the court, the day, the season, the town.

Currently, Keija directs the Quarry Heights Writers’ Workshop and works with students in Cedar Crest College’s low-residency Pan-European MFA program. She lives in Columbia, Missouri with her husband and son.

 

Alison Wellford

Alison Wellford

Internal Director

Partial List of Writings and Publications: Indolence
Genres: Fiction, short fiction
Current residence: Allentown, PA
Languages: English, Spanish

Education:

MFA in Fiction, Queens University of Charlotte, 2011.
BA in English, University of Virginia, 1997.

www.alison-wellford.com

 

 

Robert Antoni

Robert Antoni

Partial list of writings: As Flies to Whatless Boys, Carnival, My Grandmother’s Erotic Folktales, Blessed Is the Fruit, and Divina Trace
Genres: Fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction
Awards received: Recipient of many awards and prizes, including the Guggenheim Fellow in 2010
Languages: English, Spanish
Current residences: United States, Spain

Education

PhD in English Literature, The University of Iowa, 1985-90
MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Iowa, 1982-84
MA in Creative Writing, Johns Hopkins University, 1981-82
BA in English Literature, Duke University, 1977-81

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About

Robert Antoni was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1958, and he carries two passports: from the US, and Trinidad and Tobago. Antoni’s fictional world is the island of Corpus Christi, and to create it he draws upon his two hundred years of family history in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as his upbringing in the Bahamas. His first novel, Divina Trace, was published in 1991, and his most recent novel, Carnival, was published in 2005. The latter work has appeared in French, Spanish, Finnish, and Chinese translations. Antoni was named a Guggenheim Fellow for 2010 for his upcoming historical novel, As Flies to Whatless Boys. Antoni has taught a wide range of courses in creative writing and literature at such esteemed institutions as The New School University of New York, Columbia University, The University of Miami, The University of Iowa, and Johns Hopkins University. He currently lives in Manhattan, and he frequently visits Barcelona, where he has kept an alternate address for the past 20 years.

Teaching Experience

  • 2006-2010, The New School University, New York, NY, Assistant Professor of creative writing and literature.
  • 2004-2005, Columbia University, New York, NY, Assistant Professor of creative writing and literature.
  • 1992-2001, The University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, Associate Professor of creative writing and literature. Helped to establish the MFA program and taught graduate fiction workshops for 9 years, as well as undergraduate fiction writing and literature. Associate Director of the Caribbean Writers Summer Institute.
  • 1985-1990, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Assistant Professor of creative writing and literature.
  • 1991-1992, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Assistant Professor of creative writing.

 Awards & Honors

  • Named a Guggenheim Fellow for 2010 for his historical novel, As Flies to Whatless Boys
  • Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2006
  • The Paris Review’s Aga Kahn Prize for Fiction, 1999
  • Commonwealth Writers Prize, Overall First Book Winner (Divina Trace), 1992
  • Commonwealth Writers Prize, Canada and Caribbean First Book Winner, 1992
  • Max Orowitz Grant, University of Miami, 1992
  • National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1984
  • James Michener Fellowship, 1984

Languages

Fluent in English and Spanish

Publications

Novels

  • As Flies to Whatless Boys, forthcoming.
  • Carnival, published by Grove/Atlantic in New York (2005), and by Faber & Faber in London (2006). It has been translated into French (Denoel, 2006), Finnish (LIKE, 2006), Spanish (Anagrama, 2006), and Chinese (Shanghai Sanhui Culture and Press, Ltd., 2007).
  • My Grandmother’s Erotic Folktales, published in London by Faber & Faber (2000), and by Grove/Atlantic in New York (2001). It has been translated into French (Editions Du Rocher, 2001), Finnish (LIKE, 2001), and Spanish (Anagrama, 2002).
  • Blessed is the Fruit, published in New York by Henry Holt (1997), and in London by Faber & Faber (1998).
  • Divina Trace, published in New York by the Overlook Press (1992), and London by Quartet Books (1991).

Short Fiction

  • “Dimanche Gras,” The Caribbean Writer as Warrior of the Imaginary, Anthology, eds. Kathleen Gyssels and Benedict Ledent, Cross/Cultures 101 Readings in Post/Colonial Literatures in English, Editions Rodopi B.V., (Amsterdam, New York), 2009, pp. 19-23.
  • “How to Make Photocopies in the Trinidad & Tobago National Archives,” Trinidad Noir, Anthology, eds. Lisa Allen-Agostini & Jeanne Mason, Akashic Books (New York), 2008, pp. 193-214.
  • “The Historic Voyage of the Rosalind,” Conjunctions: 50Fifty Contemporary Writers, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (New York), April 2008, pp. 377-402.
  • “Trial of the Satellite or How My Great-great-great-grandfather Almost Lost His Virginity on His Fifteenth Birthday,” Conjunctions: 47, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Issue, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (New York), December 2006, pp. 85-106.
  • “At the End of the Road,” Conjunctions: 44, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (New York), March 2005, pp. 302-310.
  • “My Grandmother’s Tale of How Crab-o Lost his Head,” in The Beacon Best of 2000, ed. Edwidge Danticat, Beacon Press (Boston), 2000, pp. 95-122.
  • “My Grandmother’s Story of the Buried Treasure and How She Defeated the King of Chacachacari and the Entire American Army with Her Venus-Flytraps,” in Whispers From the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction, ed. Nalo Hopkinson, Invisible Cities Press (Montpelier, Vermont), 2000, pp. 211-241.
  • “My Grandmother’s Tale of How Iguana Got Her Wrinkles,” Conjunctions:34, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (New York), spring 2000.
  • “My Grandmother’s Tale of How Crab-o Lost His Head,” Paris Review, 152 (New York), Fall 1999, pp. 225-254. Winner of the 1999 Aga Kahn Prize for fiction.
  • “A World of Canes,” The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, edited by Stewart Brown and John Wickham, Oxford University Press, Oxford U.K., 1999, pp. 403-415.
  • “Granny Myna Tells of the Child,” in Having a Wonderful Time, anthology: a South Florida Reader, ed. John Dufresne, Simon and Shuster, 1997, pp. 20-25.
  • “Devils in the House,” The Literary Insomniac, ed. Elyse Cheney and Wendy Hubbert, Doubleday (New York), December, 1996, pp. 205-214.
  • “A World of Canes,” Conjunctions: 27, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (New York) November, 1996, pp.334-347.
  • “Granny Myna tells of the Child,” an extract from Divina Trace; Cowboys, Indians and Commuters: The Penguin Book of New American Voices, ed. Jay McInerney, Viking: London, England, 1994, pp.62 85.
  • Rolling Beads (a novella), Conjunctions: 22, May, 1994, pp.91 133.
  • “A Nice White Little Box,” Conjunctions: 20, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (New York) April, 1993, pp. 150 171.
  • “In the Canes,” Parnassus Review Vol. 17, No. 1, a special issue on minority and ethnic writing, 1992, pp. 108-121.
  • “My Grandmother’s Story of the Buried Treasure and How she Defeated the King of Chachacari and the Entire American Army with her Venus Flytraps,” Conjunctions: 18,Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (New York) September, 1992, pp. 281-300.
  • “Papee Vince Tells of Magdalene and Barto,” Conjunctions Tenth Anniversary Issue, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (New York) January 1992, pp. 245 165.
  • Extracts from Divina Trace, Ploughshares, Vol.16, No.4, Winter 90-91, pp. 16 27.
  • “A Piece of Pommerac,” The Paris Review, Summer 1989, No. 111, pp.168 83.
  • “Frogchild on the Day of Corpus Christi,” Hot Type (New York: Collier Books, 1988) pp.175 97.
  • “Dust unto Dust,” StoryQuarterly, 1987, No.23, pp. l 22.
  • “Two Head Fred and Tree Foot Frieda,” The Editors’ choice: Best Short Fiction for 1985 Vol. II (New York: Bantam Books, 1986) pp. l 19.
  • “My Grandmother’s Story,” Telescope, Vol. IV, No. 1 (Baltimore: Galileo Press, 1985) pp. 29-49.
  • “Two Head Fred and Tree Foot Frieda,” The Missouri Review, Vol.VIII, No. 1, (University of Missouri-Columbia, 1984) pp.86-117.

Academic Papers

  • “Wondering Rochford: Reassessing One of Ulysses’ Minor Characters,” read at the XIV International James Joyce Symposium, Seville, Spain, June 13, 1994.
  • “Parody or Piracy: The Relationship of The House of the Spirits to One Hundred Years of Solitude,” Latin America Literary Review, University of Pittsburgh, July December 1988, Vol. XVI, No.32, pp.16-28.
  • “Miss Ravenel’s Conversion: A Neglected American Novel, ” The Southern Quarterly,University of Southern Mississippi, Spring 1986, Vol.XXIV, No.3, pp.58 63.
  • “Gadshill’s Question in I Henry IV,” Cahiers Elisabethains, l’Universite Paul Valery, Montpelier, France, April 1983, No.23, pp.99-104.

Editing Responsibilities

I am presently a Senior Editor at Conjunctions, and a Contributing Editor at the Paris Review andBOMB magazine.

Journal Edited

The Archipelago: New Writing from and about the Caribbean, coedited by Robert Antoni and Bradford Morrow, Conjunctions: 27, published by Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504, November, 1996, 352 pages.

Interviews

  • BOMB magazine, by Trinidadian novelist Laurence Scott, Number 91, Spring 2005, pp.54-60.
  • Ocean Drive magazine, by Alix Sharkey, July/August 2005, pp.222-224.
  • Radio Interview: Leonard Lopate Show, New York, February 18, 2005.
  • Television Interview: BBC Worldwide Television, London, November 6, 1998.
  • Radio Interview: Up All Night, BBC Radio 5, London, November 5, 1998.
  • Radio Interview: Meridian, World Service, London, November 5, 1998.
  • Radio Presentation: “A Caribbean of the Imagination,” an essay recorded for Today, London, November 5, 1998.

 

David Bezmozgis

David Bezmozgis

Partial list of writings: The Free World, Journey Prize Stories (editor), and Natasha and Other Stories
Genres: Fiction, essays/short fiction, creative nonfiction, and narrative and documentary films
Awards received: Recipient of many awards and prizes, including the Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library (2010-11) and the Sundance Institute Screenwriting Fellow (2006)
Languages: English, French (basic), Russian and Hebrew (reading and basic speech)
Current residence: Toronto, Canada

Education

MFA in Production, University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, CA, May 1999
BA with Honours in English Literature, McGill University, Montreal, PQ, May 1996 (Dean’s Honour List 1992-96)

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David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker who was born in Riga, Latvia, and immigrated to Toronto in 1980. The New Yorker recently listed him as one of the most promising fiction writers under the age of 40. David’s first novel, The Free World, was published in 2011 in multiple countries, and his first collection, Natasha and Other Stories, has been translated into 15 languages. David’s short stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, HarpersZoetrope All-Story, and The Walrus. His work has been broadcast on NPR, the BBC, and the CBC, and his stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories2005 & 2006. Bezmozgis has also received international acclaim for his first feature film, Victoria Day. David is currently a fellow at the Harvard/Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He has taught at Columbia University in New York and at Humber College and York University in Toronto.

Teaching Experience

  • Fall 2010, Columbia University, New York, Adjunct Faculty, School of the Arts: Graduate Creative Writing Workshop
  • 2009-10, Humber College, Toronto, Canada, Adjunct Faculty, Department of English: Three sections of a course that combines intensive grammar instruction with an introduction to the fundamentals of fiction writing.
  • Winter 2008, York University, Toronto, Canada, Adjunct Faculty, Department of English: An upper-level undergraduate course entitled “Reading the News” about the rhetorical methods of the news media. Issues in bias, spinning, framing, ideology and politics were of particular focus.
  • Summer 2006, Zoetrope All-Story Writing Workshop, Belize, Writing Instructor: An intensive course for writers of diverse background, age, and competence. Employed a method of close reading student work and that of published fiction and non-fiction: Isaac Babel, Leonard Michaels, Mary Gaitskill, Denis Johnson, Mavis Gallant, Jane Bowles.
  • 2004-6,Humber School for Writers, Summer Workshop, Toronto, Writing Instructor: 3hr/daily fiction workshops, predominantly concerned with the short story. Strong emphasis placed on textual analysis and revision.
  • 1998-9, University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, Teaching Assistant: Led discussions and graded MFA candidates in a documentary production and theory class. Addressed issues of voice, perspective, and bias in documentary film.

Awards & Honors

  • Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library, 2010-11
  • MacDowell Colony Fellow, 2007
  • Sundance Institute Screenwriting Fellow, 2006
  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 2005
  • The New Yorker “20 Under 40” Fiction Writers, 2010
  • American Jewish Press Association, Simon Rockower Award, 2007
  • City of Toronto Book Award, 2005
  • Commonwealth First Book Prize (Canada/Caribbean), 2005
  • Danuta Gleed Award for Short Fiction, 2005
  • “Jewish Quarterly” Wingate Prize for Fiction (UK), 2005
  • Canadian Jewish Fiction Prize, 2005
  • Reform Judaism Prize for Jewish Fiction (US), 2005
  • Moment Magazine Emerging Writer Award, Fiction (US) 2004
  • National Magazine Awards Silver Prize – Fiction (Canada), 2004
  • Short List: Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize, 2005
  • Short List: LA Times Arthur Seidenbaum First Fiction Award, 2005
  • Short List: National Magazine Awards (US) 2005
  • Short List: Canadian Booksellers Award for Fiction, 2005
  • Short List: Governor General’s Award for Fiction, 2004
  • Short List: GuardianFirst Book Award (UK), 2004
  • Short List: Borders Original Voices Award, 2004
  • The New York Times “Notable Book 2004″
  • New York Public Library “25 Books to Remember 2004″
  • LA Times “25 Best Books of the Year”
  • Globe and Mail “100 Best Books of 2004″
  • The Economist “Best Books of 2004″
  • Amazon.com “Top 10 Books of 2004″
  • The Independent “Best of 2004″
  • Chicago Tribune “Best of 2004″
  • Publishers Weekly “Best of 2004″
  • Moscow Times “Best of 2004”
  • Honourable Mention, O Henry Prize Stories 2007
  • Honourable Mention, Best American Short Stories 2004
  • Jury Member, Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, 2005
  • Canada Council Grant, 2004
  • City of Toronto Arts Grant, 2004
  • Ontario Arts Council Grant, 2003

Memberships

  • PEN Canada
  • The Writers’ Union of Canada
  • The Writers’ Guild of Canada

Languages

  • Reading and basic speaking competence in Russian and Hebrew.
  • Basic comprehension in French.

Publications

Books

  • David Bezmozgis, The Free World, Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; Canadian edition HarperCollins Canada 2011; UK edition Viking 2011; rights sold to Germany, France, Holland, Israel, Italy and Spain.
  • David Bezmozgis, Dionne Brand, Caroline Adderson, eds. Journey Prize Stories, 19, Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 2007
  • David Bezmozgis, Natasha and Other Stories, by Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; Canadian edition HarperCollins Canada 2004; Canadian paperback HarperPerennial 2005; US paperback Picador 2005; Dutch edition De Bezige Bij 2004; UK edition Jonathan Cape 2005; German edition Kiepenhauer & Witsch 2005; French edition Chrisitian Bourgois 2005; Italian edition Ugo Guanda 2005; Spanish edition Destino 2005; Catalan edition Columna 2005; Latvian edition Atena 2005; Japanese edition Shinchosha 2005; Israeli edition Kinneret-Zmora 2006. Foreign rights sold to Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, and Serbia.

Fiction in Collections and Anthologies

  • “Natasha”, My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead: Great Love Stories From Chekhov to Munro, p. 176-197, edited by Jeffrey Eugenides, HarperCollins, New York: 2008
  • “Tapka”, The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories, p. 119-127, edited by Jane Urquhart, Penguin Canada, Toronto: 2007
  • “Lubyanka 2 September 1918”, Four Letter Word: New Love Letters, p. 32-34, edited by Joshua Knelman and Rosalind Porter, Knopf Canada, Toronto: 2008
  • “A New Gravestone for an Old Grave”, Open Country: Canadian Literature An Anthology, p. 65-87, edited by Robert Lecker, Thomson/Nelson, Toronto: 2007
  • “An Animal to the Memory”, Making a Difference: Canadian Multicultural Literatures in English, 2nd Edition, p. 497-503, edited by Smaro Kamboureli, Oxford University Press, Toronto: 2007
  • “Tapka”, Style and Substance 2nd edition, p. 152-159, edited by Claudia Rock and Suneeti Phadke, Pearson/Longman, Saint-Laurent: 2007
  • “A New Gravestone for an Old Grave”, The Best American Short Stories 2006, p. 259-290, edited by Ann Patchett, Houghton Mifflin, Boston: 2006
  • “The Russian Riviera”, TOK Book 1: Diaspora Dialogues, p. 1-33, edited by Helen Walsh, Zephyr Press, Toronto: 2006
  • “Natasha”, Best American Short Stories 2005, p. 318-338, edited by Michael Chabon, Houghton Mifflin, Boston: 2005

Fiction and Essays in Newspapers and Magazines

  • “Pickled Cabbage”, The New Yorker, November 22, 2010 p.66
  • “Next Year In Cleveland: Soviet Jewry’s Exodus and Diaspora”, Harper’s Magazine, November 2010, p. 81-86
  • “*The Train of Their Departure”, The New Yorker, August 9, 2010, p. 61-69
  • “On George Grosz’s A Small Yes and a Big No”, Goethe-Institut Toronto: Canadian Authors Present Their Favourite German Authors, Spring 2009
  • “Hannukah”, (reprint from Dec. 2006) Nextbook.org, December 4, 2007
  • “*The Proposition”, Harper’s Magazine, September 2007, p. 80-84
  • “On Literary Love: Leonard Michaels”, Nextbook.org, May 22, 2007
  • “Requiem For My Grandfather, Jakov Milner, Zionist”, Guilt and Pleasure Magazine, No. 4, Spring 2007, p. 35-41
  • “From Riga With Latkes”, Canadian House and Home, November 2006, p. 102-106
  • “The Classic Suit That Says ‘I Do’”, Men’s Health, September 2006, p. 18-24
  • “Destination: Montreal”, Salon.com, August 10, 2006
  • “On Lolita”, Threepenny Review, Winter 2005, p. 14
  • “Reading Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’”, Salon.com, July 18, 2005
  • “*The Russian Riviera”, The New Yorker, May 19, 2005, p. 71-82
  • “Introduction”, Mordecai Richler’s Solomon Gursky Was Here, Penguin Canada, Toronto: 2005, xi-xvi
  • “*A New Gravestone for an Old Grave”, Zoetrope All-Story, Vol. 9 no. 2, Summer 2005, 42-61
  • “*Lubyanka 2 September 1918”, The Walrus Magazine, Summer 2005, p. 53-55
  • “Refusenik: Alexander Lerner”, The New York Times Magazine, December 24, 2004, p. 23
  • “The Bittersweet Smell of Success”, Details Magazine, September 2004, p. 154
  • “Dubbing: Italian Style”, The Walrus Magazine, Field Notes, July 2004, p. 18-19
  • “*Natasha”, Harper’s Magazine, May 2004, p. 72-79
  • “The Long Road to Kentucky”, Saturday Night Magazine, March 2004, p. 51-54
  • “*Choynski”, The Walrus Magazine, November/December 2003, p. 81-86
  • “*The Second Strongest Man”, Zoetrope All-Story, Volume 7. No. 2, Summer 2003, p. 91-100
  • “*Tapka”, The New Yorker, May 19, 2003, p. 74-79
  • “*Roman Berman, Massage Therapist”, Harper’s Magazine, May 2003, p. 69-75
  • “*Guynemer”, Grain, Vol. 30, no. 4, Spring 2003, p. 45-56
  • “*Minyan”, Prairie Fire, Vol. 23, no. 4 Winter 2002-03, p. 36-47

Stories Adapted for Radio and Stage

“The Proposition”, Symphony Space, Selected Shorts. New York. December 12, 2007. Part of MacDowell Colony Centennial Celebration. National US radio broadcast on NPR.

Narrative and Documentary Films

Victoria Day
87 minutes, 35 mm, 2009
E1 Entertainment Theatrical (Canada)
Writer, Director, Producer

A coming-of-age story set in Toronto in 1988 chronicling a momentous week in the life of a sixteen year-old Russian Jewish boy.

The Genuine Article: The First Trial
The Documentary Channel, Canada
79 minutes, Video, 2003
Writer, Director, Editor

The film follows three Canadian law students and one Bay Street law firm during the intensive and highly competitive summer recruitment period. Shot in a verite style, with the aim of presenting as unmediated a perspective on the events as possible.

The Diamond Nose
The Movie Network, Canada
15 minutes, 16 mm, 2000
Writer, Director

A magical realist story about a Jewish boy who has a nose that is both indestructible and incomparably large.

L.A. Mohel
KCET, Los Angeles
25 minutes, Video, 1999
Writer, Director
Master’s Thesis Film

The film follows three practitioners of the ancient rite of Jewish ritual circumcision, an Orthodox rabbi, a nurse midwife, and a doctor popularly known as “the mohel to the stars.” Through them, the film explores the changing nature of Jewish community, tradition, and culture.

Talks and Presentations (Partial List)

  • Reed College, “Visiting Writer Series”, November, 2010
  • Wabash College, “Contemporary Canadian Writers”, October, 2010
  • York University “Canadian Writers in Person Series”, November, 2009
  • The New Yorker Festival, Fiction Reading with Jonathan Franzen, October, 2009
  • San Francisco Jewish Book Fair, “Panel on Vasily Grossman” November, 2007
  • New York Public Library, “Going Places: The Work of Leonard Michaels” October, 2007
  • Columbia University, Creative Writing Program, “The ‘Personal’ in Writing”, October, 2007
  • UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, “Summer Reading Series” excerpt from the novel The Free World, work-in-progress, 2007
  • 92nd Street Y/Makor, excerpt from the novel The Free World, work-in-progress, April, 2007
  • Blue Metropolis Festival, Montreal, April, 2007
  • Toronto Public Library “Freedom To Read Week” PEN Canada reading event, February, 2007
  • John Carroll University, Cleveland, “Red, White and Read: Canadian Authors Come to Cleveland” Series, February, 2007
  • McGill University, Department of Jewish Studies “The Future of North American Jewish Writing” March, 2006
  • University of San Francisco, Swig Judaic Studies Program, Reading and Interview, February, 2006
  • The New Yorker Festival, Fiction Reading with T.C. Boyle, September, 2005
  • Jewish Book Week: London, England, March, 2005
  • International Festival Of Authors, Toronto, 2004-05, 2007
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival, August, 2004
  • Chicago Tribune Printer’s Row Book Fair, June, 2004

 

Jeffrey Greene

Jeffrey Greene

Partial list of writings: Shades of the Other Shore, French Spirits, Beautiful Monsters, Water From Stone, The Golden-Bristled Boar
Genres: Poetry, creative nonfiction, and cross-genre writing
Awards received: Recipient of many awards and prizes, including the Morse Prize, Nation Discovery Award, and an NEA Fellowship.
Languages: English, French
Current residence: Paris, France

Education

PhD, in Literature & Creative Writing University of Houston, 1980-86
MFA, in Creative Writing University of Iowa, 1975-77
BA, in Literature & Creative Writing Goddard College, 1972-75

www.jeffrey-greene.com

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Jeffrey Greene has published five collections of poetry, most recently Beyond Our Means (2016). He is the author of the memoir French Spirits and three personalized nature books, including In Pursuit of Wild Edibles (2016). He is also the author of Shades of the Other Shore, a book of mixed genre writing: sketches, prose pieces, and poetry written in collaboration with painter Ralph Petty. His writing has been supported by the NEA, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and Rinehart Fund, and he was a winner of the Samuel French Morse Prize, the Randall Jarrell Award, and the "Discovery"/ The Nation Award. His poems, short stories, and essays have appeared numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Poetry, The Nation, Ploughshares, Agni, Southwest Review and the anthologies Strangers in Paris, Intimacy, and Nothing to Declare: A Guide to Flash Sequence. He is professor at the American University of Paris and mentors for the Pan-European MFA Program.

Teaching Experience

  • Director, Creative Writing,The American University of Paris. January 2012-Present.
  • Associate Professor, The American University of Paris. 2007-Present.
  • Program Director, Creative Writing Program. WICE Paris. 2003-2004.
  • Associate Faculty, Goddard College Master of Fine Arts. 2000-2001.
  • Associate Professor (tenured), University of New Haven. 1994–99.
  • Assistant Professor, University of New Haven. 1988-94.
  • Lecturer, English, Southern Connecticut State University. 1987.
  • Teaching Fellow, English, University of Houston. 1984-86.
  • Assistant to the Director, Lower Division Studies, English
  • Department, University of Houston. 1984.
  • Non-teaching Fellowship, University of Houston. 1983-84.
  • Director of the Basic Writing Program, University of Houston. 1983.
  • Assistant to the Director of the Basic Writing Program, U. of Houston. 1982-83.
  • Instructor. Golden Gate University. 1980.

Awards & Honors

  • Texas Institute of Letters, finalist, best poetry book of 2010.
  • Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award, first prize, 2009.
  • Samuel French Morse Prize, Northeastern University Press 1998.
  • Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize, N. C. Writers’ Network & Parnassus, 1996.
  • Coreopsis Books Chapbook Prize, 1995.
  • Ann Stanford Poetry Prize, 2nd Place Winner, The Southern California Anthology, 1995.
  • The Denver Quarterly National Poetry Competition, 2nd Prize, 1987.
  • Brazos Prize in Poetry, 1982.
  • Writer in Residence, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, 1978.
  • “Discovery”/ The Nation Award, 1977.

 Grants & Fellowships

  • Humanities Texas, “A Classroom in Nature Tour,” 2007.
  • Chateau de Lavigny International Writers’ Residence Aug.-Oct. 2004
  • Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Aug-Sept. 2000.
  • Faculty Research Fund, Book-Length Memoir, University of New Haven, 1998.
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship, University of New Haven, 1998.
  • National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, 1996-97.
  • Individual Artist’s Grant Connecticut Commission on the Arts, 1992.
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship, University of New Haven, 1992.
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship, University of New Haven, 1989.
  • Stella Ehrhardt Dissertation Fellowship, University of Houston, 1983.
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation Grant, 1977.

 Professional Activities

  • Advisory Board: Mirror Visions, 2002-Present
  • Writer in Residence. Geneva Writer’s Conference, Jan. 2004.
  • Advisory Board: Centro Pokkoli Writing Center, Italy, 2004-2006.
  • Advisory Board: The Paris Writers Workshop, 2001-2004.
  • Editorial Board: Essays in Arts and Sciences, University of New Haven, 1993-95.
  • Co-director, Phoenix: The New Haven Reading Series, The New Haven Historical Society, 1995-96.

 Languages

Greene writes and speaks fluent English and can communicate in French.

Publications

Memoir

  • French Spirits.
  • William Morrow (US/Canada), 2002.
  • HarperCollins (Australia/New Zealand), 2002.
  • Prometheus/Bert Bakker (Holland), 2002.
  • HarperPerennial (US/Canada) 2003.
  • Transworld/Bantam (UK), 2003.
  • BBArt (Czech Rep.), 2004.
  • Varrak (Estonia), 2004.

Nature Books

  • Water From Stone. Texas A&M University Press, 2007; paper 2008.
  • The Golden-Bristled Boar: Last Ferocious Beast of the Forest.
    University of Virginia Press, March 2011 (US).
    Robert Hale, July 2011 (UK/Commonwealth)

Poetry

  • Beautiful Monsters. Pecan Grove Press, August 2010.
  • American Spirituals. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998. Winner of the Samuel French Morse Prize.
  • To the Left of the Worshiper. Cambridge: Alice James Books, 1991.

Poetry Chapbook

Glimpses of the Invisible World in New Haven. Coreopsis Books, 1995. Winner of the Coreopsis Book Prize.

Musical Settings

Across Time, Across Memory. Mirror Visions Ensemble. Albany Classical Records. 2005.

Selected Poetry in Periodicals

  • “Sestina for a Cannibal.” Kenyon Review Online (Sept. 2011)
  • “Elegy for a Muse.” Southwest Review (2010)
  • “A Condensed History with Wolves.” Greensboro Review (2010)
  • “Timepiece III.” Paris/Atlantic 2010
  • “Beautiful Monsters.” Agni Review (2009)
  • “Bath of Yellow Light.” Ploughshares (2009)
  • “Timepiece I.” Upstairs at Duroc (2008)
  • “Carthage.” Upstairs at Duroc (2007)
  • “The Quiet Storm.“ LA Review (2006)
  • “Vengeance.” The Café Review (Fall 2005).
  • “Retreat at San Teodore.” Pebble Lake Review (2004).
  • “Whitman at Falmouth.” Southern Poetry Review (Fall/Winter 2003), 65.
  • “Aeneaus in Houston.” Southern Poetry Review (Fall/Winter 2003), 66.
  • “Chateau de Chambord.” Sewanee Review (Summer 2002), 373.
  • “The Ministering Spirit.” Sewanee Review (Summer 2002), 374.
  • “Virginia.” The Greensboro Review 20 (fall 2001) 140.
  • “The Evening’s Theme.” Notre Dame Review 12 (Summer 2001) 62-63.
  • “Comments on ‘O Magnet South.” Notre Dame Review 12 (Summer 2001) 64.
  • “Stevens Reading ‘Orange Buds Mailed from Florida.’” Notre Dame Review 12 (Summer 2001) 65.
  • “Alligator Snapper.” Notre Dame Review 12 (Summer 2001) 64.
  • “A Thin Gold Chain: a Sequence” The Crab Orchard Review 6:2 (2001) 90-93.
  • “The Satellite Dish at the La Quinta Inn” Alaska Quarterly Review 19: 1&2 (2001) 285. 3
  • “Electric Boat Corporation” The North American Review 286:5 (2001) 13.
  • “Beginnings.” Poetry January 2001 .
  • “Greensboro.” Sewanee Review 58:2 (Spring 2000) 181.
  • “The Meeting.” Sewanee Review 58:2 (Spring 2000) 181.
  • “The Mayor’s Daughter.” Southwest Review 85:1 (2000) 101.
  • “The Weather Channel.” Solo 4, 71.
  • “Metaphysics at the Yale-New Haven Fertility Clinic.” Elm .
  • “The Hidden World.” Elm.
  • “On Marriage.” Poetry Northwest 40:1 (1999) 12.
  • “An Untruth.” The Southern Review 35:2 (1999) 224.
  • “Grand Avenue Lighting.” Connecticut Review (1998).
  • “Eryk’s Mobil.” Greensboro Review, 64 (1998) 49.
  • “American Spirituals: Artists of the beautiful; Urban Pastoral I;
  • Lines on American History; Medicinals; Nature; Signs of the
  • Elect; Urban Pastoral II; Aliens; Common Sense; Economics.” Parnassus: Poetry in Review, 22:1,2 (1997): 317-325.
  • “What the Bat Sees.” Cream City Review 21:1 (1997): 131.
  • “Time Signature.” Puerto Del Sol(1996).
  • “Fearsome Wonder.” North American Review 280:3 (1995): 25.
  • “The Cherry Tree.” Columbia (1995)..
  • “New Haven Spring.” New Virginia Review (1995).
  • “Physics.” Ploughshares, 20:1 (1994): 97.
  • “The Balance.” Boulevard. 9: 1,2 (1994): 201.
  • “A Poem Against an Ending.” JAMA 271:18 (1994): 1382.
  • “East Shore, New Haven Harbor.” Pequod 27 (1994): 84.
  • “Far Sleep.” Southwest Review 78:3 (1993): 426.
  • “Arolla.” Poetry. Sept. (1992): 335.
  • “The Awakening.” The Nebraska Review 20:1 (1991-92): 40. “The Design.” Green Mountains Review 5:1 (1991): 88.
  • “White Horses.” Green Mountains Review 5:1 (1991): 89.
  • “The Octopus.” High Plains Literary Review 6:3 (1991): 75
  • “Between Heaven and Hell.” The Literary Review (1990.
  • “Arrivals.” River City. 10:1 (1989): 106-107.
  • “Love of the Faithless.” Prairie Schooner 63:2 (1989): 117-118.
  • “The Separation.” Prairie Schooner 63:2 (1989): 116-117.
  • “The Lie.” Crazyhorse 36 (1989): 48-49.
  • “The Sunken Cathedral.” Crazyhorse 36 (1989): 46-47.
  • “The Horses of Autumn.” Seneca Review 18:2 (1988): 64-65.
  • “The Love of Daughters.” The Indiana Review 11:3 (1988): 56-57.
  • “The Subtender.” The American Scholar 57:1 (1988): 31-32.
  • “A Self-Portrait For Mary.” Denver Quarterly 22:2 (1987): 8-17.
  • “The Anatomy of Night.” The Sewanee Review 95:1 (1987): 8.
  • “Sail Loft.” The Sewanee Review 95:1 (1987): 9.
  • “The Book of Hours.” Yankee (June 1986): 162.
  • “On Augusta.” The Antioch Review 44:4 (1986): 436.
  • “Islanders After The Surge Wave.” Gulf Coast Review 1:1 (1986).
  • “Submarines.” Gulf Coast Review 1:1 (1986).
  • “On Crossing the Mojave.” The Memphis State Review 6:1 (1986) 34.
  • “Sabbatical.” The Memphis State Review 6:1 (1986): 35.
  • “Headlands.” The Manhattan Poetry Review (1986).
  • “The Whitestone Bridge.” The Manhattan Poetry Review (1986)
  • “Birdwatcher.” Iowa Review 15:1 (1985):32.
  • “The Coat.” The Missouri Review 8:3 (1985):20.
  • “Fishing Over Birds.” The Black Warrior Review 11:2 (1985): 64-65.
  • “From San Francisco.” Domestic Crude 1:4 (1985): 4.
  • “Louisiana.” The New Yorker 18 Feb. 1985: 120.
  • “Mornings in Texas.” Telescope 4:1 (1985): 16-17. 4
  • “St. Valentine’s Day at the Charity Hospital.” MSS (1985).
  • “Everything We Feel Has a Body.” Louisville Review 16 (1984): 87.
  • “La Clusas.” Crazyhorse 24 (1983): 30.
  • “To My Brother.” Crazyhorse 24 (1983): 31.
  • “Makeshift.” Tendril 16 (1983): 60-62.
  • “The Gathering Toward Evening.” Epoch 32:2 (1983): 119.
  • “Weldings.” Epoch 32:2 (1983): 120.
  • “On Hearing Harkeness Tower.” CutBank 21 (1983): 6-7.
  • “Farmhouse on the Algarve.” CutBank 21 (1983): 8.
  • “Beach Rose.” Crazyhorse 22 (1982): 32-33.
  • “Night Dive.” The Seattle Review 4:2 (1981): 26.
  • “Yards.” Water Table 1 (1980): 50.
  • “Moving Into Position.” Water Table 1 (1980): 51.
  • “With One Shot.” Water Table 1 (1980): 52.
  • “The Extended Night.” Ploughshares 5:2 (1979): 51-52.
  • “The Agreement.” The Iowa Review 9:3 (1978): 88.
  • “Watch Hill.” The Iowa Review 9:3 (1978): 89.
  • “At Dusk.” The Ohio Review 18:3 (1977): 109,
  • “Charlestown.” The Nation 12 Nov. 1977: 534.
  • “Winter in Plainfield.” The Nation 20 Aug. 1977: 156.
  • “Block Island.” The Nation 30 April 1977: 534.
  • “Andenne.” The New York Quarterly 29 (1976).
  • “Louvain.” The New York Quarterly 29 (1976).
  • “Tamine.” The New York Quarterly 29 (1976).
  • “Driving Lessons.” The Goddard Journal (Spring 1976): 12.
  • “Coming Back.” Wind 5:18 (1975): 26.
  • “Elsewhere.” Wind 5:18 (1975): 26.
  • “Glimpse.” Graffitti 6 (1976): 40.
  • “Moving Inside.” Graffitti 6 (1976): 40.
  • “Turning Back.” Graffitti 6 (1976): 41.
  • “Phobia.” MidAtlantic Review 1:1 (1975): 31.
  • “Trucker’s Wife.” MidAtlantic Review 1:1 (1975):32.

Short Fiction

  • “Cooking Octopus with Madame Esteves.” Strangers in Paris (Tightrope Books, 2011)
  • “Sadhana.” Web Del Sol Review (Spring 2011)

Anthologies (Poetry)

  • “The Evening’s Theme.“ Notre Dame Review Anthology. 2009.
  • “A Poem Against an Ending.” Uncharted Lines: Poems from the Journal of the American Medical Association, Boaz Publishing, 1998
  • “The Night Gallery”: The Egyptian Exhibition, The Crowd Pleaser,
  • Yakutoshi, Religious Artifacts, The Honky Tonk Angel, Prayer, Our
  • Lingual Hearts, The Wolfman, Child’s Poem, Mouse Song, The Night
  • Flight.” 2nd Prize. Ann Stanford Prize. Southern California Anthology 13 (1996): 126-131.
  • “Texarkana.” 1987 National Poetry Competition Anthology. Chester C. Jones Foundation.
  • “Book of Hours.” 1986 Anthology of American Poetry & Yearbook of American Verse. Los Angeles: Monitor Books.
  • “Farmhouse on the Algarve.” 1985 Anthology of American Poetry & Yearbook of American Verse. Los Angeles: Monitor Books.
  • “Weldings.” 1984 Anthology of American Poetry & Yearbook of American Verse. Los Angeles: Monitor Books.

Internet Features

  • “Your Lingual Heart.” Featured Poet. Verse Daily, 19 June 2011.
  • “Chateau de Chambord.” Featured Poet. Poetry Daily, 1 January 2011.
  • Poets’ Round Table: Authors on the Web, 2002. Interview.5
  • “Beginnings.” Featured poet. Poetry Magazine Website. January 2001.
  • “Beginnings.” Featured poet. Poetry Daily, March 2001.

Interview

“An Interview with Stanley Plumly.” The Writer’s Chronicle. December 2000.

Essays/Review 

  • “Iowa & Steak Tartare” University of Iowa Press, 2011.
  • “Read Seeds Not Twigs: A Tribute to W.S. Merwin,” Fugue.
  • “Elder Poet and Student Seer: The Pupil by W.S. Merwin,” The Sewanee Review,forthcoming.
  • “Behind the Curtains.” Late by Cecilia Woloch. On the Bus, 2006.
  • “Negative Gravity.” The Southwest Review. 88:4 (2003), 407-423.
  • “Layering.” The Seattle Review 8:2 (Fall 1990/Winter 1991): 21-33.
  • “Notes From Inside the Bloc.” Reflections: Arts and Sciences
  • Newsletter (Spring 1989): 1.

Musical Adaptation

  • “Night Gallery,” “Mouse Song,” and “The Octopus” set by Francine Tester and Christopher Berg, New York City College Graduate Center, New Haven High School for the Arts, Princeton University, 2003/4; “Fearsome Wonder,” “Far Sleep,” and “Recovering” Composed by Richard Lalli, Recorded by Mirror Visions. “The Octopus” Francine Trester. Florence Gould Hall, New York City Oct. 15, 1999. “The Bells of Saint-Aignan” Composed by Deborah Fisher Teason, Performed by Mirror Visions, Théâtre Grévin, Paris, March 6, 1995; The New Haven Historical Society, Sept. 1994.

Exhibition

American Spirituals in “POET 2000 Sculpted Library” sponsored by DUBCIT, Dublin, and the European Commission’s CULTURE 2000 Internationale Literaturfestival Berlin and permanent exhibition Dublin.

Aleksandar Hemon

Aleksandar Hemon

Partial list of writings: The Lazarus Project, The Question of Bruno, Nowhere Man, Love and Obstacles
Genres: Fiction, short fiction
Awards received: Recipient of many awards and prizes, including the 2008 National Book Award.
Current residence: Chicago

Education

BA in General Literature, University of Sarajevo, 1990
MA in English Literature, Northwestern University, 1995
PhD student in English Literature at Loyola University, Chicago, 1997-99

www.aleksandarhemon.com
www.questionofbruno.com

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Acclaimed fiction writer Aleksandar Hemon is the author of The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also written three collections of short stories: The Question of Bruno,Nowhere Man (also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and Love and Obstacles. Born in Sarajevo, Hemon visited Chicago in 1992, intending to stay for a matter of months. During Hemon’s visit, Sarajevo came under siege, and the writer was unable to return home. Hemon wrote his first story in English in 1995. His books have been published in over 20 countries around the world. Hemon was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation in 2004. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

Teaching Experience

  • Winter 2010, Columbia College, Chicago, Writer-in-Residence
  • Teaches regularly at Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies
  • Fall 2004, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Visiting Professor of Creative Writing
  • Winter 2002, Northwestern University, courses in Creative Writing and 20th Century Fiction
  • Summer 1999, Loyola University, course in Modernist Poetry

Awards & Honors

  • 2009 Award for Adult Fiction for The Lazarus Project from The Society of Midland Authors
  • The Lazarus Project was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and NBCC Award for fiction.
  • The Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize, 2008
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, 2004
  • John S. Guggenheim Fellowship, 2003
  • Nowhere Man, 2002, shortlisted for National Book Critics Circle Award and Los Angeles Times Book Award
  • 2002 Award for Adult Fiction for Nowhere Man from The Society of Midland Authors
  • Chicago Public Library Foundation 21st Century Award, 2000
  • Illinois Literary Award 1997, 1998
  • The radio play based on “The Life and Work of Alphonse Kauders” won Premios Ondas at the radio festival in Barcelona, Spain 1990.

Publications

Novels

  • The Lazarus Project (Riverhead), published in 2008

Short Story Collections

  • The Question of Bruno (Nan A. Tales/Doubleday, 2000) (www.questionofbruno.com)
  • Nowhere Man (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, September 2002) received critical acclaim and was shortlisted for National Book Critics Circle Award and Los Angeles Times Book Award (visit www.aleksandarhemon.com)
  • Love and Obstacles (Riverhead), 2009

Short Fiction

  • Numerous stories and poems published all around the former Yugoslavia
  • Published fiction in The New Yorker, Esquire, Granta, McSweeney’s, TriQuarterly, Chicago Review, Ploughshares, The Baffler, Tin House, The Paris Review, and others.
  • “The Life and Work of Alphonse” (which with additional notes appears in The Question of Bruno) appeared in the anthology The Best Yugoslav Short Stories 1990, edited by David Albahari and Mihajlo Pantic
  • Various short stories included in Best American Short Stories 1999, 2000; 2006

Book Reviews and Magazine Articles

  • Book reviews and various articles for the Chicago Tribune, the Village Voice, the Wall Street Journal, Playboy, the New Yorker, the New York Times, MSN Slate on-line magazine, and other publications.
  • The regular biweekly column Hemonwood, in Bosnian, for the Sarajevo magazine BH Dani
  • Worked and wrote for Radio-Sarajevo Youth Program and the magazines Valter and Naši Dani, and freelanced for other Sarajevo media

Editing Experience

Edited Best European Fiction, 2010 and 2011 editions (The Dalkey Archive Press).

Jake Lamar

Jake Lamar

Partial list of writings: Bourgeois Blues, The Last Integrationist, If 6 Were 9, Rendezvous Eighteenth
Genres: Fiction, nonfiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, drama
Awards received: The Lyndhurst Prize, The Grand Prix de Cognac for Best Foreign Thriller, Centre National du Livre fellowship for novelists, Beaumarchais fellowship for playwrights
Languages: English, French
Current residence: Paris, France

Education

BA in American History and Literature, Harvard University, cum laude, 1983

www.jakelamar.com

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Jake Lamar was born in 1961 and grew up in the Bronx, New York. After graduating from Harvard University, he spent six years writing for Timemagazine. Since 1993, he has made his home in Paris, France. Lamar is the author of a memoir and six genre-bending novels that use suspense, intrigue and intricate plotting to explore the mystery of being human. His short fiction has been collected in anthologies in the US and France, and his essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Le Monde and many other publications. He has taught American history and literature and creative writing at the University of Michigan, France’s Ecole Polytechnique, and the Women’s Institute for Continuing Education in Paris. Since 2009, Lamar has worked as a literary consultant at the MC93 Theater, just outside Paris. He is currently writing a play and conducting creative writing workshops, in French, for adults and high school students in Paris’s working-class suburbs.

Jake’s latest novel, Posthumous, was published first in France, under the title Postérité, in September 2014.

Teaching Experience

Théâtre MC93
Bobigny, France
2009-Present
As writer-in-residence and literary consultant, directs creative writing workshops, in French, for adults and high school students.

Women’s Institute for Continuing Education
Paris, France
December 1994-July 2007
Conducted creative writing workshops.

Ecole Polytechnique
Palaiseau, France
Département des Langues et Cultures: 2003-2008
Taught courses on African-American history and culture and on the history and mythology of New York City.

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Communications: Winter 1993
Taught an undergraduate seminar on American literature and popular culture.

Awards & Honors

  • Beaumarchais-Sacd Fellowship, for playwrights,received in February 2012
  • Centre National Du Livre Fellowship, for novelists,received in April 2008
  • Le Grand Prix Roman Noir Etranger, received in April 2006 for Nous Avions un Rêve, the French translation of The Last Integrationist
  • The Lyndhurst Prize, received in May 1992, a three-year grant given to artists, journalists and people in community service

Languages

  • Fluent in English and French

Publications

Novels

  • GHOSTS OF SAINT-MICHEL, published by St. Martin’s Press in May 2006. The French translation, Les fantômes de Saint-Michel, was published by Rivages Thriller in September 2009.
  • RENDEZVOUS EIGHTEENTH, published by St. Martin’s Press in November 2003. The French translation, Rendez-vous dans le 18ème, was published by Rivages Thriller in September 2007.
  • IF 6 WERE 9, published by Crown, an imprint of Random House, in January 2001. The French translation, titled Le Caméléon Noir, was published by Rivages Noir in February 2003.
  • CLOSE TO THE BONE, published by Crown in February 1999.
  • THE LAST INTEGRATIONIST, published by Crown in March 1996. The French translation, Nous Avions un Rêve, was published by Rivages Thriller in September 2005.
  • POSTHUMOUS, published first in France, under the title Postérité, in September 2014.

Memoir

  • BOURGEOIS BLUES, published by Summit, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, in September 1991. The French translation, Confessions d’un fils modèle, was published by Payot in January 2009.

Short Fiction

  • “Dieter’s Gift,” Jazz Me Blues, Alvik Editions, 2009
  • “Madame Secretary’s Lover Man,” Politics Noir, Verso, 2008
  • “Elle et Moi: Le Sacrifice,” Paris Noir: Capital Crime Fiction, Serpent’s Tail, 2007
  • “Tolérance Zéro,” New York Transfer, Biro éditeur, 2007

Essays & Reviews (partial listing)

  • “Is Multiculturalism Europe’s New Taboo?” The Root, July 30, 2011
  • “How Do You Say the N-Word in French?” The Root, October 28, 2010
  • “Une semaine avec Fox News: la désinformation continue,” Le Monde magazine, April 24, 2010
  • “Jay Gatsby as seen by Jake Lamar,” Le Dictionnaire des Personnages Populaires de la Littérarture, Seuil, 2010
  • “Black, Straight and Loving Oscar,” The Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2005
  • “Folk Heroine,” review of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, Washington Post Book World, front page, January 12, 2003
  • “Robert Colescott: Auvers-sur-Oise (Crow in the Wheat Field)” A Capital Collection: Masterworks from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Third Millennium Publishing, 2002
  • “The Outsider,” review of Richard Wright: The Life and Times, Washington Post Book World, front page, August 12, 2001
  • “Dr. King, Minus Sentimental Goo,” New York Observer, December 20, 1999
  • “Invisible Muse: The Struggles of Ralph Ellison,” New York Newsday, June 20, 1999
  • “The Role Model Syndrome,” Salon.com, October 21, 1997
  • “The Problem with You People,” Esquire, February 1992. Reprinted in the Utne Reader and in Common Ground: Reading and Writing about America’s Cultures (St. Martin’s Press).
  • “Whose Legacy Is It, Anyway?” The New York Times, October 9, 1991
  • “Kids Who Sell Crack,” Time magazine cover story, May 9, 1988

Theatre

  • BROTHERS IN EXILE, work in progress
  • CA BRÛLEcollaboration with Kygel Company, 2009

Interviews

  • “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, National Public Radio, October 8, 1991
  • Frequent guest on French radio and television programs (see www.jakelamar.com)
Gwyneth Lewis

Gwyneth Lewis

Partial list of writings: Parables & Faxes, Zero Gravity, Keeping Mum, Chaotic Angels, A Hospital Odyssey, Sparrow Tree, and the three Welsh collections in Tair mewn Un (“Three in One”); non-fiction Sunbathing in the Rain, Two in a Boat; novella The Meat Tree
Genres: Poetry, creative nonfiction, radio plays, opera libretti, stage plays
Awards received: Recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, and the first National Poet of Wales
Languages: Welsh (fluent), English (fluent) French (fluent), German (conversational), Spanish (conversational)
Current residence: UK

Education

D Phil in English Literature, Balliol College, Oxford, 1985-89
Harkness Fellow at Graduate Writing School, Columbia University, New York City, 1983-84
Harkness Fellow at Department of English, Harvard University, 1982-83
Double First Class Honours in English, Girton College, Cambridge, 1978-82
Rhydfelen Comprehensive School, Pontypridd, 1971-78 (12 ‘O’-Levels, 11 A, 1B, and 3 ‘A’-Levels: English A, French A, History A)

www.gwynethlewis.com

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Gwyneth Lewis was appointed Wales’s first National Poet in 2005 and was honored with the task of composing the six-foot-high words displayed on the front of Cardiff’s new Wales Millennium Centre, which is now a national icon. Gwyneth has published 10 books of poetry in Welsh and English, including Sparrow Tree, Parables & FaxesKeeping Mum, Zero Gravity, Tair mewn Un(“Three in One”), and Y Llofrudd Iaith (“The Language Murderer”). Zero Gravity, inspired by her astronaut cousin, was made into a documentary by the BBC. Her nonfiction books includeSunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book on Depression and Two in a Boat: A Marital Voyage. She has written libretti for two chamber operas for children, an oratorio, and several radio plays, including Stardust: A Love Story, which explains the basic principles of particle physics. Gwyneth has studied at prestigious institutions including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Columbia, and she has received numerous fellowships and awards for her work.

Teaching Experience

Gwyneth is a freelance teacher of Masterclasses and Workshops in poetry and creative nonfiction both in the UK and the US. Gwyneth has also been a Writer in Residence at the School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University.

Prizes & Honors

  • 2010, Society of Authors Cholmondeley Award for a distinguished body of work
  • 2010-11, Elected to Mary Amelia Cummins Harvey Visiting Fellow Commonership at Girton College, Cambridge
  • 2010, Elected Honorary Fellow, University of Liverpool
  • 2007, Sunbathing in the Rain radio adaptation wins Mental Health in the Media award
  • 2006, Awarded major Creative Wales award by Arts Council of Wales
  • 2006, Elected to the Gorsedd of the Bards of the National Eisteddfod of Wales (the highest honour in Welsh-language culture)
  • 2005, Appointed Wales’s inaugural National Poet
  • 2005, Elected Honorary Fellow, University of Cardiff
  • 2004, Named one of Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation poets
  • 2004, Sunbathing in the Rain short listed for Mind Book of the Year
  • 2001-06, Awarded NESTA Fellowship (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts)
  • 2000, Y Llofrudd Iaith (“The Language Murderer”) awarded Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year
  • 1999, Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
  • 1999, Zero Gravity short listed for Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year
  • 1998, Zero Gravity short listed for Forward Prize
  • 1997, Cyfrif Un ac Un yn Dri (“One and One Make Three”) short listed for Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year
  • 1996, Elected to Welsh Academy
  • 1995, Parables & Faxes awarded Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize
  • 1995, Parables & Faxes short listed for Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year
  • 1994, BAFTA Award for Best Feature television programme
  • 1988, Major Eric Gregory Award for poets under 30 years old
  • 1986-88, Gertrude Hartley Prize for poetry (Balliol College, Oxford)
  • 1982, Laurie Hart Prize for outstanding intellectual work, augmented Charity Reeves Prize
  • 1981, Charity Reeves Prize for distinguished performance at university examinations
  • 1981, Todd Memorial Senior Scholar (Girton College, Cambridge)
  • 1977, 1978, Awarded Literature Medal at Urdd National Eisteddfod

Languages

Welsh (fluent), English (fluent) French (fluent), German (conversational), Spanish (conversational)

Publications

Books

  • 2011 Sparrow Tree (Bloodaxe Books)
  • 2010, The Meat Tree (Seren) novella
  • 2010, A Hospital Odyssey (Bloodaxe Books)
  • 2005, Two in a Boat: A Marital Voyage (Fourth Estate), subsequent hardback and paperback editions in US
  • 2005, Chaotic Angels (Bloodaxe Books)
  • 2005, Tair mewn Un (“Three in One”, Barddas)
  • 2002, Sunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book on Depression (Flamingo), subsequent hardback and paperback editions in US
  • 1999, Y Llofrudd Iaith (“The Language Murderer”, Barddas)
  • 1998, Zero Gravity (Bloodaxe Books)
  • 1996, Cyfrif Un ac Un yn Dri (“One and One Make Three”, Barddas)
  • 1995, Parables & Faxes (Bloodaxe Books)
  • 1990, Sonedau Redsa (“Redsa’s Sonnets”) (Gomer)
  • 1978, Ar y Groesffordd (“On the Crossroads”, Urdd pamphlet)
  • 1977, Llwybrau Bywyd (“Life’s Paths”, Urdd pamphlet)

Libretti

  • 2006, Dolffin, chamber opera for children, music by Julian Philips, commissioned by Welsh National Opera
  • 2005, Redflight/ Barcud, chamber opera for children, music by Richard Chew, Welsh National Opera
  • 2004, The Most Beautiful Man from the Sea, oratorio based on a short story by Gabriel García Márquez, music by Orlando Gough and Richard Chew, Welsh National Opera

Broadcasting & Journalism

  • 2007, Stardust: A Love Story, 45-minute play about particle physics, commissioned by BBC Radio 4
  • 2007, The L-Shaped Island, five talks for BBC Radio 4
  • 2006, Adaptation of Sunbathing in the Rain for BBC Radio 4
  • 2006, How to Knit a Poem, four talks for BBC Radio 4
  • 2005, Sailing without a Boat, three talks for BBC Radio 4
  • 1992-2007, Freelance feature writer and reviewer for Times Literary Supplement,IndependentGuardian Review, Prospect, Poetry Review
  • 1983-88, Freelance reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, the Village Voice and various BBC arts and news programmes

Stage Plays

  • 2011, Clytemnestra, new play, Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Work Experience

  • 2009-10, Joint SiCa/ Stanford Humanities Center Fellow in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University
  • 2008-09, Mildred Londa Weisman Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University
  • 2006, Writer in Residence at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University
  • 2000 onwards, Freelance writer
  • 1997-2000, Chief Assistant to Controller of BBC Wales
  • 1993-97, Television Producer, Factual Programmes BBC Wales
  • 1992-93, Assistant Producer, Religious Programmes, BBC Wales
  • 1989-92, Television Researcher, Agenda Television
Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu

Partial list of writings: How to Read the Air, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
Genres: Fiction, short fiction, nonfiction
Awards received: 2012 MacArthur Fellow and recipient of many awards and prizes, including the Athens Prize for Literature Longlist and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Current residence: Paris, France

Education

MFA in Fiction, Columbia University, 2005
BA, Georgetown University, 2000

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Dinaw Mengestu was born in Ethiopia and raised and educated in the American Midwest. He received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his MFA from Columbia University. Mengestu has received numerous awards and honors as a writer of both fiction and nonfiction works. His first novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, was named a New York Times Notable Book in 2007, and his second novel, How to Read the Air, received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Mengestu’s nonfiction writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Jane Magazine, Harper’s, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications, and includes articles on recent conflicts in Darfur and Uganda. Recently, Mengestu acted as a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Tulane University. He is currently at work on his third novel.

Teaching Experience

  • Distinguished Writer in Residence, Tulane University, August 2008-December 2008: “Advanced Fiction Workshop”
  • Lannan Visiting Professor, Georgetown University, January 2007-May 2007: “Introduction to Fiction Workshop”
  • Adjunct Professor, New York City College of Technology, 2005, Summer: “Introduction to Composition,” USIP Summer Course

Awards & Honors

  • New Yorker “20 under 40,” New York, NY 2010
  • International Literature Prize Finalist, Berlin, Germany 2010 & 2009
  • Athens Prize for Literature Longlist, Athens, Greece 2009
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2008
  • New York Public Library Young Lions Award Finalist, 2008
  • Dylan Thomas Prize Finalist, Wales, UK 2008
  • Seattle Reads Featured Author, May 2008
  • Prix du Premier Roman Etranger, France, 2007
  • Grand Prix de Lectrices de Elle Finalist, France 2007
  • Prix Femina Etranger Deuxieme Selection, France 2007
  • National Book Award Foundation, 5 Under 35 Award, 2007
  • Guardian First Book Award, UK 2007
  • Lannan Fiction Fellowship, 2007
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
  • Guardian Best Books, UK 2007
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fiction Fellowship, 2006
  • My Travel Bug Travel Fellowship, 2005
  • Departmental Research Fellowship, Columbia University, 2002

Selected Conferences & Lectures

  • Earlham College, Freshman Reads Guest Speaker, 2008
  • Bethune Cookman University, Writer’s Jubilee (Keynote Speaker), 2008
  • Harvard University, Guest Speaker, April 2008
  • New York University, Guest Speaker, March 2008
  • Hay Book Festival, May 2007
  • Edinburgh Book Festival, August 2007
  • Georgetown University Lannan Conference, September 2007
  • Duke University, Guest Speaker, November 2007

Publications

Fiction

  • “An Honest Exit,” New Yorker, July 12, 2010
  • How to Read the Air, Penguin Riverhead, October 2010: Foreign rights sold in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark
  • The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, Penguin Riverhead, March 2007: Foreign rights sold in the UK, France, Italy, Netherlands, Greece, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Israel, Romania, Bulgaria, Catalan, Portugal, Hungary, Turkey

Nonfiction

  • “Storying,” Mentors Monsters & Muses, Simon & Schuster, October 2009
  • “Big Money,” Granta, Fall 2009
  • “Why the Expats Left Paris, The Wall Street Journal, July 4, 2008
  • “Home at Last,” Brooklyn Was Mine, Riverhead Books 2008
  • “Children of War,” The New Statesman, June 14, 2007, London, UK
  • “A Bend in the River V.S. Naipaul,” The Independent, May 25, 2007, London, UK
  • “Aiding Africa,” Farafina 10, August 2007, Lagos, Nigeria
  • “Abducted at 14,” Jane Magazine, February 2007
  • “The Tragedy of Darfur,” Rolling Stone Magazine, September 21, 2006
  • “At the End of Lonely Street,The New Leader, February 2004

 

Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips

Partial list of writings: Lark & Termite, MotherKind, Machine Dreams, Shelter, Fast Lanes, Black Tickets
Genres: Fiction, short fiction
Awards received: Winner of many awards, fellowships and prizes, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a Bunting Fellowship from the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College.
Current residence: Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Education

MFA, with Distinction, University of Iowa, 1978
BA in English, West Virginia University, Magna Cum Laude, 1974

www.JayneAnnePhillips.com

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Jayne Anne Phillips was born and raised in West Virginia. Her first book of stories, Black Tickets, published in 1979 when Phillips was 26, won the prestigious Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. Phllips’ first novel, Machine Dreams, named one of 12 Best Books of the Year in the New York Times Book Review, was a Finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award. Phillips’ other books includeShelter, Fast Lanes,  and MotherKind. Her most recent novel, Lark And Termite (2009), was a Finalist for the National Book Award, the NBCC, and the Prix de Medici Etrangers. Phillips’ works have been translated and published in 12 languages. She is the recipient of many awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Bunting Fellowship.  Her work has appeared most recently in Harper’s, Granta, Doubletake, and theNorton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. She has taught at Harvard University, Williams College, and Boston University, and is currently Professor of English and Director of the Rutgers-Newark MFA Program at the State University of New Jersey in Newark.

Teaching Experience

  • Professor of English, Rutgers University, 2005-ongoing
  • Director, Rutgers-Newark MFA Program, 2005-ongoing
  • Curator/Director: The Writers At Newark Reading Series, 2007-ongoing
    • MFA Student Reading Series, 2007-ongoing
    • Writers At Newark High School Program, 2007-ongoing
    • Writers At Newark Reader’s Group, Newark Public Library, 2008-ongoing
  • Fiction Faculty, Fine Arts Work Center Summer Session, June 29- July 5, 2009
  • Fiction Faculty, Fine Arts Work Center Summer Session, June 29- July 5, 2008
  • Lillian Vernon Distinguished Visiting Professor, New York University, Spring, 2007
  • Faculty, Summer Literary Seminars, St. Petersburg, Russia, June-July, 2006
  • Writer In Residence, Brandeis University, Fall 1996 — 2006
  • Faculty, New Writers of the South Conference, Vanderbilt University, April 4-7,2000,
  • Faculty, Albany Writer’s Center, May 3-4, 2000
  • Faculty, Sun Valley Writer’s Conference, Sun Valley, Idaho, Aug.2000
  • Faculty, WICE Tenth Annual Paris Writers Workshop, Summer 1997
  • Faculty, Yellow Bay Writers Conference, Yellow Bay, Montana, Aug.’97
  • Faculty, Prague Summer Writer’s Workshop, July 1996
  • Visiting Senior Lecturer, Harvard University, Spring 1996, Spring 1995, and Spring/Fall, 1992
  • Faculty, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Aug. 1996
  • Faculty, Latin American Writers’ Conference, Jan. 1996
  • Faculty, Prague Summer Writer’s Workshop, July 1995
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Boston University, Spring, 1994
  • Visiting Associate Professor, New York University, 1993
  • Visiting Senior Lecturer, Harvard University, 1992
  • Fannie Hurst Chair, Brandeis University, 1990-92
  • Fannie Hurst Chair, Brandeis University, 1986
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Boston University, 1983-86
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Boston University, 1981-82
  • Lecturer, Williams College, 1981
  • Visiting Writer, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1980
  • Writer In Residence, Vassar College, 1980
  • Assistant Professor of English, Humboldt State, University of California, Arcata, California, 1978
  • Teaching-Writing Fellow, Univ. of Iowa, 1977-78

Fellowships & Awards

  • Yaddo Residency Fellowship, June 20/ Aug 10, 2010
  • National Book Critic’s Circle Award Finalist, 2010, Lark And Termite
  • National Book Award Finalist, 2009,Lark And Termite
  • Heartland Prize for Fiction, 2009, Lark And Termite
  • Short-listed for the Prix Mediicis Etrangers Award, Paris: Lark & Termite

Notable Book Citations: Lark and Termite

  • San Francisco Chronicle ’09 Best Books of the Year
  • New York Times Critic’s (Michiko Kakutani) Ten Best Books of 2009
  • New York Times ’09 Holiday Gift Books 15 Best Books of the Year
  • New York Times ’09 Notable Books
  • Los Angeles Times Favorite Fictions of the 2009
  • Publisher’s Weekly Best Fiction Books of 2009
  • Christian Science Monitor Best Books of 2009
  • St-Louis Post Dispatch Best Books of 2009
  • Washington Post Best Books of 2009
  • Chicago Tribune Best Books of 2009
  • Barnes & Noble Review Best Books of 2009
  • Financial Times Best Books of the ‘09 (UK)
  • Paterson Fiction Prize (The Poetry Center) for Lark & Termite, ‘10
  • Bellagio Residency in Fiction, (Rockefeller Foundation), April-May, 2009
  • Yaddo Residency Fellowship in Fiction, July-August, 2009
  • Yaddo Residency Fellowship in Fiction, July-August, 2008
  • Yaddo Residency Fellowship in Fiction, July-August, 2007
  • MacDowell Residency Fellowship in Fiction, July- August, 2006
  • Yaddo Residency Fellowship in Fiction, July, 2005
  • Howard Foundation Fellow in Fiction: 2004
  • The Massachusetts Book Award (for MOTHERKIND) 2002
  • Nomination, Orange Prize (Britain) for MOTHERKIND, 2001
  • MacDowell Residency Fellowships in Fiction , July 2001, July 2000, July 1999
  • Academy Award In Literature, conferred by The American Academy of Arts and Letters, May, 1997
  • Selection, Publisher’s Weekly, Best Books of the Year: SHELTER, 1994
  • Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction, 1988
  • Nomination, National Book Critics Circle, Best NovelMACHINE DREAMS, 1984
  • Selection, New York Times Book Review, Ten Best Books of the Year: MACHINE DREAMS, 1984
  • Selection, Years’s Best Lists: MACHINE DREAMS
    • Washington Post
    • Boston Globe,
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • Los Angeles Times
  • (TWO) National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Fiction, 1978 and 1985
  • Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, Fellow in Fiction, 1980-81
  • Fellow, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, 1979-80
  • Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction awarded BLACK TICKETS by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1980
  • St. Lawrence Award for Fiction: COUNTING, 1978
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Fiction, 1978
  • The Houghton Mifflin Fellowship, 1978
  • Fels Award in Fiction, 1976

Memberships

  • PEN
  • Associated Writing Programs
  • Author’s Guild
  • American Association of University Professors

Publications

Books

Untitled Novel (in progress): A novel, accepted and under contract to editor in chief Nan Graham, Scribner’s

Lark And TermiteNew York: Knopf, 2009, 300 pg.; Jonathan Cape, 2009, 300 pg
Lark & Termite New York: Vintage, Jan. 2010, 282 pg; Vintage (UK), Jan. ’09, 254 pg
Translations:
Glasmondmann Berlin: Berlin Verlag, Dec. 2009; 334 pg.
Lark et Termite: Paris; Christian Bourgois Editeur, April, 2009, 425 pg.
Kiure ja Termiitti Helsinki; Tammi (Yellow Library), April 2009, 316 pg.
Lola’s Kindern Copenhagen; Glydendal, April, 2009, 340 pg.
Alondra Y Termita Barcelona: Duomo Ediciones, May 2010, 315 pg.
Lark And Termite. Stockholm: Forum, May 2010, 345 pg.
Forthcoming Translations: Italy: Naples, Cargo, Sept. 2010
Maschinentraume Berlin; Berlin Verlag; Jan, 2009, 445 pg.
Das himmlische Tier Berlin; Berlin Verlag, Jan, 2009, 253 pg.

MotherKind. New York: Knopf, 2000, 292 pg.; London: Jonathan Cape, 2000, 292 pg.
Translations:
MutterKind. Trans, Isabella Konig. Berlin: Berlin Verlag.2000, 429 pg.
MoederZorg. Trans. Irving Pardven. Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 2000, 304 pg.
Morsband. Trans. Mimi Omdahl. Oslo: Aschehoug, 2001, 380 pg.
Aidin Aika. Trans. Kersti Juva. Helsinki: Tammi. 2001, 391 pg.
Traits D’Union, Trans. Marc Amfreville. Paris: Christian Bourgois, 2001, 427 pg.
Linea Materna. Trans. Montse Batista. Barcelona: Edhasa, 2001,429 pg.
Moderskarlek. Trans. Mats Hormark. Stockholm: Forum, 2001, 314 pg.
MHTEPEE. Trans. EOH OPYAA. Athens: Hestia. 2002, 409 pg.
Moderkaerlighed. Trans. Lise-Lotte Holmback. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 2002,319pg.
MotherKind. Hebrew Trans. Ziv Lewis. Or Yehuda: Zmora Bitan, 2002, 349 pg.

Shelter. New York: Houghton Mifflin – Seymour Lawrence, 1994, 279 pg.; (and)London: Faber and Faber, 1994, 300 pg.
Translations:
SommarLagret. Trans. Mats Hormark. Stockholm: Forum, 1995. 306 pg.
Zomercamp. Trans. Gerda Baardman. Amsterdam:Meulenhoff, 1995, 357 pg
Skilpaddetjernet. Trans. Ingrid Haug. Oslo: Aschehoug, 1995, 358 pg.
Suojelus. Trans. Kersti Juva. Helsinki: Tammi, 1995, 372 pg.
Campamento de Verano. Trans. Pilar Gorina. Barcelona: Seix Barral, 1995,318 pg.
Camp D’ete. Trans. Andre Zavriew. Paris: Plon, 1996, 329 pg.
Sommercamp. Trans. Karin Kersten. Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer Verlag, 1996, 409 pg.
Campo Estivo. Trans. Delfina Vezzdi. Milan: Mondadori, 1997, 323 pg.

Fast Lanes. New York: Houghton Mifflin – Seymour Lawrence, 1987, 148 pg; London: Faber and Faber, 1987, 148 pg.
Translations:
Roda-Viva. Trans.Soares de Alencastro. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Record, 1987, 145 pg.
Ytterfil. Trans. Merete Alfsen. Oslo: Aschenhoug, 1987, 143 pg.
Ytterfil. Trans Mats Hormark, Stockholm: Forum, 1987, 157 pg.
Uberholspur. Trans. Karin Graf. Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer Verlag, 1987, 191 pg.
Pikakaistat. Trans. Kersti Juva. Helsinki: Tammi, 1987, 173 pg.
Snelle Levens. Trans. Marion OpdenCamp. Amsterdam: Bert Bakker, 1988 143 pg.
OverhalingsBaner. Trans. Niels Brunse. Copenhagen: Samlerens Bogklub, 1988,161 pg.
Vies Rapides. Trans. Marius Serra. Barcelona: Columna Editions, 1989.

Machine Dreams. New York: Dutton – Seymour Lawrence, 1984, 331 pg.; London: Faber and Faber, 335 pg.
Translations:
Maskindrommar. Trans. Tora Palm. Stockholm: Forum, 1984, 325 pg.
Maskindromme. Trans. Niels Brunse. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1984, 325 pg.
Koneunia. Trans. Marja Alopaeus. Helsinki: Tammi, 1985, 308 pg.
Maskin-Drommer. Trans. Inger Gjelsvik. Oslo: Aschehoug, 1985, 264 pg.
SogniMeccanici. Trans. Francisco Franconeri. Milano: Mondadori, 1985, 366 pg.
Maschinentraume. Trans. Karin Graf. Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer, 1985,457 pg.
Sonhos Desfeitos. Trans. Pinheiro de Lemos. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Record, 1985, 351 pg.
Reves de Machine. Trans. Pierre Alien. Paris: Albin Michel, 1986, 359 pg.

Black Tickets. New York: Delacorte -Seymour Lawrence, 1979, 265 pg.; London, Faber and Faber, 1993, 265 pg.
Svarta Biljetter. Trans. Ingemar Johansen. Stockholm: Forum, 1980, 197 pg.
Das Himmlische Tier, Trans. Karin Graf. Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer, 1981, 260 pg.
Biglietti Neri. Trans. Oriana Palusci. Milano: Mondadori, 1981,.
Zwarte Kaartjes. Trans. Peter van Oers. Amsterdam: Bert Bakker, 1981,.
Billets Noir. Trans. Isabelle Chapman. Paris: Christian Bourgois, 1982, 251 pg.
Svarte Biletter. Trans. Toril Moi. Oslo: Pax Forlag, 1982, 197 pg.
Sorte Billetter. Trans. Niels Brunse. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1982, 210 pg.
Mustat Kuviot. Trans. Marja Alopaeus. Helsinki: Tammi, 1982, 278 pg.
(all American titles available in paperback from Vintage Contemporaries)

LIMITED EDITIONS

  • FAST LANES (Vehicle Editions, 1985)
  • HOW MICKEY MADE IT (Bookslinger Editions, 1984)
  • THE SECRET COUNTRY (Palaemon Press, 1983)
  • COUNTING (Vehicle Editions, 1978)
  • SWEETHEARTS (Truck Press, 1976)

Fiction or Essays

  • “The Power of Kismet,” The Daily Beast, (www.wowowow.com)
  • “House Calls and Tree Houses,” Smithsonian Magazine, Jan/Feb, 2010
  • “Rescued Toys,” Hallmark Magazine
  • “Ruminations with Readers: Rivers, Rafts, and the Dark,” new Afterword to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” New York, Signet Classics edition, Penguin Books Ltd
  • “Never Just Dogs.” Writers on Their Dogs, ed. Lee . New York (forthcoming)
  • “West Virginia.” State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (featuring 50 Writers on 50 States). Ed. Mattt Weiland and Sean Wilsey. New York: Ecco Press, 2008. (forthcoming)
  • “Solly and Lark.” Granta 100 (Winter 2008): 17-28
  • “Termite Makes The Shape.” Murdaland, No. 2. Vol. 01, (Fall, 2007): 129- 145
  • “Language Immersion Seoul.” Narrative Magazine (www.narrativemagazine.com), Winter 2007
  • “Termite, 1959.” The Southern Review, Volume 41 (Winter, 2005): 60-76.
  • “Home.” Voices of the American South. Ed. Disheroon-Green. New York: Pearson Longman, 2005. 1311-21.
  • “Satisfaction.” The Contemporary American Short Story. Ed. Nguyen & Shreve. New York: Pearson Longman, 2004. 455.
  • “Termite’s Birthday, 1959.” Granta 82, Life’s Like That (Summer 2003): 109-124.
  • “The Big Valley,” Prime Times, 2003
  • “The Bad Thing.” Ploughshares, (Fall, 2003): 170-73.
  • “The Writer As Outlaw.” The Writing Life. Ed. Arana. New York: Perseus, 2003. 90-94.
  • “Polvo de Angel, Y Soy Tuya.” Trans. Ramey. La Generacion Encontrada. Mexico City: Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, 2002. 80-82.
  • “Home.” The Pushcart Book of Short Stories: Best Stories from a Quarter-Century of the Pushcart Prize. Ed. Henderson. Wainscott: Pushcart Press,2002. 100-13.
  • “Lascivia (Lechery).” Trans. Yanez. La Forma Del Asombro. Ed. Yanez. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional. Autonoma de Mexico, 2001. 43-57
  • “Blind Girls.” The Longman Anthology of Short Fiction. Ed. Gioia & Gynn. New York: Longman, 2001. 1442-3.
  • “Schatzchen.” Trans. Karin Graf. Wie Mansich Bettet, So Liebt Man, Ed. Spatz. Berlin:S. Fischer Verlag, 2001. 143-44
  • “Obsession.” 3 Minutes Or Less: Life Lessons from America’s Greatest Writers from the Archives
  • of the PEN Faulkner Foundation . New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2000. 130-32.
  • “Taking Care.” (essay) Redbook, June 2000
  • “Big Boy Sports.” Granta 66. Truth & Lies (Summer 1999): 227-53.
  • “On Not Having A Daughter.” Mothers Who Think. Ed. Peri & Moses. New York: Villard, 1999. 36-43.
  • “The Widow Speaks.” (essay) from The Eleventh Draft, ed Frank Conroy, Norton,1999
  • “Home After Dark: Letter from Paducah,” (essay) Harper’s Magazine, Spring ‘99
  • “Alma.” The Workshop: Seven Decades of the Iowa Writers Workshop. Ed. Grimes. New York: Hyperion, 1999. 392-401.
  • “Bluegill.” Modern American Fiction. Ed. Leebron & Levy. New York: Norton, 1998. 115-120.
  • “Why She Writes.” Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction. Ed. Blythe. New York: Little, Brown, 1998. 188-194.
  • “Age of Wonders.” Doubletake . 5.1 (Winter 1997): 18-30.
  • “MotherCare.” Granta 55, Children: Blind Bitter Happiness (Autumn, 1996): 49-72
  • “Callie.” Family: American Writers Remember Their Own. Ed. Fiffer. New York: Pantheon, 1996. 65-70.
  • “Numbers.” Communion: Contemporary Writers Reveal the Bible in Their Lives. Ed. Rosenberg. New York: Anchor, 1996. 29-37.
  • “1934.” Stories of the Modern South. Ed. Forkner. New York: Penguin, 1995. 335-347.
  • “Home.” Love’s Theater, Women’s Erotic Writing. Ed. Selsdan. London: Robinson, 1995. 284-98.
  • “Buddy Carmody.” Granta 47: Losers. (Spring 1994): 159-74.
  • “Home.” Vintage Book of Contemporary Short Stories. Ed. Wolff. New York: Vintage, 1993. 410-25.
  • “Something That Happened.” The American Story: The Rea Award for the Short Story. Ed. Ozick. New York: Ecco Press, 1993. 300-06.
  • “Buddy Carmody.” Granta 47, Losers
  • “Lechery.” The Granta Book of the American Short Story. Ed. Ford. London: Granta Books, 1992. 474-81.
  • “Premature Burial.” The Movie That Changed My Life. Ed. Rosenberg. New York: Viking, 1991. 37-49.
  • “In Summer Camps.” Granta 35, The Unbearable Peace (Spring, 1991):165-200.
  • “Souvenir.” We Are The Stories We Tell. Ed. Martin. New York: Pantheon. 1990. 188-203.
  • “Black Tickets” (and) “Slave.” Nirwana Blues. Ed Heyne. Munich: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 1990. 119-36.
  • “Rayme.” New American Short Stories. Ed.Shbuya. Tokyo: Kirihara Shoten, 1990. 28-40.
  • “Cheers.” American Short Stories. Ed. Hitchchck. New York: Harper Collins, 1990. 776-78.
  • “Home.” Love Stories For The Time Being. Ed. Henderson. Wainscott: Pushcart Press, 1989. 365-80.
  • “Something That Happened.” American Voices: A Thematic/Rhetorical Reader. Ed Schechter. New York: Harper & Row, 1988. 446-50
  • Introduction to Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Short Fiction, by Stephen Crane. New York: Bantam Clasics, 1988, vii-xv.
  • “The Heavenly Animal.” American Short Story Masterpieces. Ed. Carver & Jenks. New York:Delacorte, 1987. 340-52.
  • “The Secret Country: Mitch.” New Writers of the South. Ed. East. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press,1987. 195-210.
  • “Cheers.” The Story and Its Writer. Ed. Charters. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987. 229.
  • “Fast Lanes.” Granta 19: More Dirt – The New American Fiction (Fall 1986). 47-71.
  • “Something That Happened.” American Wives. Ed. Solomon. New York: NAL, 1986. 258-62.
  • “Lechery.” The Norton Book of American Short Stories. Ed. Prescott. London: WW Norton, 1988. 742-48.
  • “Bess.” The Esquire Fiction Reader. Ed. Hills & Jenks. New York: Wampeter Press, 1985. 99-109.
  • “El Paso.” The Ploughshares Reader: New Fiction. Ed. Henry. Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, 1985. 243-60.
  • “Road Trip: The Real Thing.” Between Friends. Ed. Pearlman. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. 85-93.
    “Bess.” Esquire, Aug. 1984, 58-60.
  • Introduction to The Pushcart Prize IX: Best of the Small Presses. Ed. Henderson. Wainscott, New York:Pushcart Press, 1984, 25-8.
  • “Danner, 1965.” Granta 12: The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones (Winter 1984). 147-66.
  • “Home.” Matters of Life and Death. Ed. Wolff. New York: Wampeter Press, 1983. 136-48.
  • “En datters erindringer (Reminiscence to a Daughter).” Trans. Overland. Vinduet 37 (1983) Ed. Overland. 25-34.
  • “Rayme.” Granta 8: Dirty Realism – New Writing from America (Winter 1983). 33-42.
  • “How Mickey Made It.” The Pushcart Prize VII: Best of the Small Presses, 1982-3. Ed.Henderson. Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press. 376-78.
  • “Souvenir.” The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, 2nd Edition. Ed. Cassill. New York: WW Norton. 1103-1206.
  • “How Mickey Made It.” Rolling Stone, Feb 5, 1981,28-30.
  • “Reminiscence to a Daughter.” The Atlantic Monthly, Nov. 1981, 32-40.
  • “Home” and “Lechery.” The Pushcart Prize IV: Best of the Small Presses, 1979-80. Ed. Henderson. Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press. 29-42, 381-88.
  • “Snow.” Prize Stories: The O.Henry Awards. Ed. Abrahams. New York: Doubleday,1980. 209-224.
  • “Snow.” Fiction, Vol. 6 (Winter, 1980). 154-167.
  • “Souvenir.” Redbook, Nov. 1979, 41.
  • “Asleep In The Past.” Epoch, Vol. 24 (Fall 1979). 19.
  • “Lechery.” Persea (No. 2). Ed. Braziller. New York: Persea Books, 1979. 76-84.
  • “Sweethearts.” Pushcart Prize II, Best of the Small Presses, 1979-80. Ed. Henderson.
  • Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press. 317-20.
  • “Home.” The Iowa Review, Vol. 9 (Fall, 1978). 91-102.
  • “Cheers.” Attaboy, Vol. 1 (Summer, 1976) Boulder: Vajradhatu Publications, 1976. 32.
  • “Sweethearts. Under The Boardwalk. 1960.” Truck (No. 15). Ed. Wilk. Carrboro: Truck Press, 1975. 196-98
  • “Benjy. Three. Shaping. Story.” Io, Mind, Memory, Psyche (No. 19). Ed. Grossinger. Plainfield: Io Press, 1974. 134-42.

Readings, Lectures and Presentations

2010 (selected)

  • West Virginia Book Festival, Keynote Speaker, Oct 17, 2010
  • New York Writers Institute, Skidmore College, July 22, 2010
  • University of Barcelona, “Writing Lark & Termite in the Shadow of History,” May 17, 2010
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), May 6, 2010
  • Columbia College of Chicago, April 22, 2010
  • Hamilton College, April 1, 2010
  • Drew University, March 2, 2110
  • National Book Critic’s Circle Award Finalists Reading, March 10, 2010
  • Georgia Center for the Book, Atlanta (featured author reading /lecture) Jan. 12, 2010
  • Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge, MA (featured reader), Jan. 13, 2010
  • James Thurber House, Columbus, Ohio, Perf. Arts Center (featured author), Jan. 19, ‘10
  • Reading Group Appreciation, St. Louis Public Library, (featured reader), Jan. 20, ‘10
  • Writers Respond To Readers, Tattered Cover Bookstore, (featured reader), Denver, CO Jan.30,’10
  • In studio radio interview, Irene Rawlings, Denver, CO NPR, Jan. 20, ‘10

2009

  • Heartland Prize for Fiction, Chicago Humanities Festival Reading, Nov. 8, 2009
  • National Book Awards Finalists Reading, New York, Nov. 17, 2009
  • Interview, Radio Four Woman’s Hour, BBC Broadcasting House, London, April 7, 2009
  • Interview, RTE Arts Show, Irish Nat. Radio, London, April 8, 2009
  • London Review Bookshop (featured reader) London, April 14, 2009
  • Labyrinth Books, (featured reader), Princeton NJ, March 26, 2009
  • Berea College, Berea KY, (featured reader), March 13, 2009
  • Lemuria Bookstore, (featured reader), Jackson MS, March 11, 2009
  • Square Books, (featured reader), Oxford MS, March 10, 2009
  • Quail Ridge Books and Music, (featured reader), Raleigh NC, Feb. 27, 2009
  • North Carolina State at Raleigh, (featured reader). Raleigh, NC, Feb. 26. 2009
  • American University, (featured reader), Washington DC, Feb. 25, 2009
  • Bard College, (featured reader), Annandale-On-Hudson, NY, Feb. 23, 2009
  • The Odyssey Bookshop, (featured reader), South Hadley, MA, Feb. 18, 2009
  • Women & Children First Bookstore, (featured reader) Chicago IL, Feb. 11, 2009
  • 92nd Street Y/Uterberg Poetry Center (reading with T.C, Boyle), NYC, Feb. 9, 2009
  • Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge MA (featured reader), Feb. 5, 2009
  • Happy Endings Reading Series (featured reader & song acc. members cast of HAIR), NYC, Feb. 4, ‘09
  • New York State Writer’s Institute, (featured reader) Univ. Albany, NY, Jan. 27, ‘09
  • Politics & Prose, (featured reader) Washington DC, Jan. 23, 2009
  • Free Library of Philadelphia, (featured reader) Philadelphia PA, Jan. 22, 2009
  • KGB Bar, NYC (featured reader), Jan. 18, 2009
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz, (featured reader) Santa Cruz, CA, Jan. 15, 2009
  • Kepler’s Bookstore, (featured reader) Menlo Park, CA, Jan. 14, 2009
  • Elliott Bay Book Company, (featured reader), Seattle WA, Jan. 13, 2009
  • Powell’s Books, (featured reader), Portland OR, Jan. 12, 2009
  • Cue Art Foundation, (featured reader, reception), NYC, Jan. 9, 2009

2007

  • New York University (reading, with Tomas Dubrozy) March 8, 2007
  • New York University, (Benefit Reading, Washington Square magazine), May 4, 2007
  • “Montclair Public Library Benefit (featured author), April 28, 2007

2006 

  • “Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration of the Publication of Raymond Carver’s Will You Please
  • Be Quiet, Please? (Event host, a talk on Raymond Carver) PEN/Faulkner, Folger Library,
  • Washington DC.

2005

  • “Home Is Where You Come From: The Fiction and Art of Jayne Anne Phillips.” (Keynote
  • address, reading, panel) Appalachian Heritage Writer’s Award, Shephard University,
  • Shephardstown, WV
  • “Going To Extremes,” (reading and panel) Boston Institute of Psychotherapy Symposium,
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

2004

  • “Crossing Boundaries – 8th International Conference On The Short Story In English (readings
  • and panel). Universidad de Alcala, Alcala de Hanares, Mexico
  • “Literatures of the Americas” Conference (reading, talk, panel). Manchester Metropolitan
  • University, Manchester, England
  • Franklin & Marshall College, (reading and talk) Lancaster, PA
  • University of South Dakota, (reading and talk) Pierre, South Dakota

2003

  • Bennington College, (reading and lecture) Bennington, Vermont
  • University of Massachusettts- Amherst, (reading and talk) Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Trinity College, (reading) Hartford, CT
  • Ohio University, (reading, talk, panel) Athens, Ohio
  • Kanawha County Public Library, (reading) West Virginia Writers Festival, Charleston WV

2002

  • Washington College (reading) Chestertown, Maryland
  • Susquehanna University, (reading) Selinsgrove, PA
  • Kent State University, (reading) Kent, Ohio

Anthologies Including the Work of Jayne Anne Phillips (partial listing)

  • Why I Write, ed. Will Blythe, Back Bay Books
  • The Eleventh Draft, ed Frank Conroy, Norton,The Workshop: Seven Decades of the Iowa Writers Workshop, ed. Grimes, Hyperion,
  • American Short Story Masterpieces (Delacorte, Ed. Ray Carver, Tom Jenks)
  • Norton Anthology of Short Fiction (Norton, ed. R.V. Cassill)
  • Stories of the Modern South (Penguin, ed. Forkner/Samway)
  • Love Stories for the Time Being (Pushcart Press, ed. Chipps/Henderson)
  • New American Short Stories (NAL, ed. Gloria Norris)
  • American Wives (NAL, ed. Solomon)
  • Soldiers and Civilians: Americans At War and At Home (Bantam, ed.Jenks)
  • Deep Down: Sensual Writings by Women (Faber & Faber, ed. Chester)
  • The Esquire Fiction Reader (ed. Hills/Jenks)
  • The Ploughshares Reader (Pushcart Press, ed. Henry)
  • Matters of Life and Death (Wampeter Press, ed. Tobias Wolff)
  • The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Best of the Small Presses, Vol. I, II, and IV
  • Stories About How Things Fall Apart And What Happens When They Do (Word Beat Press, ed.Wadman)
  • The O’Henry Awards, 1980 (Doubleday, ed. Abrahams)
  • Best American Short Stories, 1979 (Houghton Mifflin, ed. Joyce Carol Oates)
  • We Are The Stories We Tell: Best Stories by North American Women Since 1945 (Pantheon, ed. Martin)
  • Listening To Ourselves (Anchor, ed. Cheuse)
  • Reasons To Believe: New Voices In American Fiction(St.Martin’s)
  • The Norton Book of American Short Stories (Norton, ed. Peter Prescott)
  • Sudden Fictions: American Short Short Stories (Peregrine Press, ed.Shapiro)
  • New Women, New Fiction (NAL, ed. Cahill)
  • Between Friends (Houghton Mifflin, ed. Pearlman)
  • The Signet Classic Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (ed. Raffel)
  • The New Writers of the South (Univ. Georgia Press, ed. East)
  • Images of Women In Literature (Houghton Mifflin, ed. Ferguson)
  • American Voices: A Thematic, Rhetorical Reader (Harper& Row, ed.Semeks)
  • The Granta Anthology of American Fiction (Penguin, ed. R. Ford)
  • The American Story: The Rea Award for the Story (NAL,ed. Cynthia Ozick)
  • Pegasen fran Prarien: Ny amerikansk prosa (Sweden)
  • and Other Stories (Japan)
  • New American Stories (Japan)
  • New Female Voices From America (Japan)
  • Love’s Theatre: Women’s Erotic Writing (UK, ed. Selsdon)
  • The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories (UK, ed. Reynolds)
  • The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (UK, ed. Hermoine Lee)

Interviews, Articles and Books on Jayne Anne Phillips (partial listing)

  • Adams, Lorraine. “Tunnel Vision: Jayne Anne Phillips links a Korean War massacre to the home front.” Bookforum. December/January, 2009.
  • Adams, Michael. “Jayne Anne Phillips.” Dictionary of Literary Biography, 1980. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1981. 297-300
  • Allen, Brooke. “A Tale o f War and Family.” Wall Street Journal.
  • Baker, James N. “Being Led by a Whisper,” Newsweek, Oct 22, 1979, 116-18.
  • Behe, Rege. “Coming-of-age Tale Straddles Time, Location and Reality.” Pittsburgh Tribune. 1/11/09
  • “Boston’s Best Writer: Jayne Anne Phillips.” Boston Magazine, Aug. 1985, 148
  • Brown, Fred. “Jayne Anne Phillips.” Growing Up Southern. Greenville: Blue Ridge Publishing, 1997. 141-62.
  • Bufferd, Lauren. “Momentous Return For Beloved Writer.” Bookpage. January, 2009.
  • Edelstein, D. “The Short Story of Jayne Anne Phillips,” Esquire, Dec. 1985, 106-8.
  • Faldbakken, Knut, “En Sterk Stemme fra Amerika: Jayne Anne Phillips, “ Eva, Sept. 2005, 116-118
  • Gilbert, Celia. “Interview with Jayne Anne Phillips. Publishers Weekly 225, (June 8, 1984) 65-7.
  • Harrison, Kathryn. “Songs of Innocence: Jayne Anne Phillips’ Lark And Termite.” The New York Times Book Review. 1/18/09.
  • Ireland, Perrin. “An Intricately Structured Tale of Absence And Struggle.” Boston Globe, 1. 11, 2009.
  • Jarvis, Brian. “How Dirty Is Jayne Anne Phillips? Realism in Phillips’ Short Stories.” Yearbook of English Studies, Modern Humanities Research Association, Jan, 2001, 192.
  • Johnson, Sarah Anne. “An Interview with Jayne Anne Phillips.” The Writer’s Chronicle, Volume 34, No. 6 (Summer 2002), 4-10.
  • Kakutani, Michiko. “In War And Floods, A Family’s Leitmotif of Love, Memories and Secrets.” The New York Times. C1, C6, 1/6/09.
  • Keller, Julia. “Lark and Termite: A Ferocious New Novel About Family And War.” Chicago Tribune, 1/11/09
  • Nelson, Peter. “Interview with Jayne Anne Phillips.” Vis a Vis, May 1987, 80.
  • Pearlman, Mickey. “Jayne Anne Phillips: Women’s Narrative and History.” American Women Writing Fiction Lexington :Univ. Press of Ky, 1985.193-212.
  • Peschel, Joseph.“War, Floor and Family Intersect in Fascinating Tale.” St Louis Post Dispatch. 1.4.09.
  • Pooley, E. “Jayne Anne Phillips’ American Dream.” New York, July 23, 1984, 14.
  • “Portrait of Jayne Anne Phillips.” Harper’s Bazaar, Oct 1984, 117-18.
  • Reynolds, Susan Salter. “In Lark And Termite,’ Jayne Anne Phillips continues to explore vulnerabilities and the lasting effects of war on memory,” Los Angeles Times, 1/11/09
  • Roberts, Sarah. The Secret Country: Decoding Jayne Anne Phillips’ Cryptic Fiction. (Monograph, Costerus New Series 165), Rodophi, London, UK, November, 2006
  • “Snowbound with Jayne Anne Phillips.” Art & Antiques, Feb. 1985, 52.
  • Shea, Lisa. “Just A Shot Away: Lark And Termite.” Elle. January, 2009
  • Simpson, Mona. “An American Beauty: Interview with Jayne Anne Phillips. Vogue, July 1984, 117-18.
  • Stanton, David. “An Interview with Jayne Anne Phillips.” Croton Review 9 (Fall 1986): 41.
  • Turakhia, Vikas. “”War and No Peace: Lark and Termite. Milwauke Journal Sentinil. 1.10..2009
  • Wachtel, Eleanor. “Jayne Anne Phillips.” Writers & Company. Toronto: Knopf, Canada,1996, 256-69.
  • Watrous, Malena. “Lark And Termite, by Jayne Anne Phillips.” San Francisco Chronicle. 1/11/09
  • Yardley, Jonathan. “Jayne Anne Phillips: West Virginia Breakdown.” BookWorld–Washington Post, June 24, 1984, 3.
Kathryn Rhett

Kathryn Rhett

Partial list of writings:   Souvenir, Near Breathing, Survival Stories: Memoirs of Crisis (editor)
Genres: Creative nonfiction, memoirs, poetry, screenwriting
Awards received: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 2007 Fellowship in Literature, Creative Nonfiction
Languages: English
Current residence: Lemoyne, PA

Education

MFA, The Writer’s Workshop (Poetry), The University of Iowa, 1989
MA, The Writing Seminars (Poetry), Johns Hopkins University, 1986
BA in Humanities, Johns Hopkins University Humanities, Cum Laude, 1984

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Kathryn Rhett has published an essay collection, Souvenir, and a memoir, Near Breathing. She is editor of the anthology Survival Stories: Memoirs of Crisis. Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, River Teeth and elsewhere. Kathryn earned a BA and MA at Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. The recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship and a Mellon grant, she has taught at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Iowa, the University of San Francisco, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. A professor of English at Gettysburg College, she also teaches in the low-residency MFA programs at Queens University of Charlotte, and Cedar Crest College. Her collection of poetry, Immortal Village, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press.

Education

MFA, University of Iowa, The Writer's Workshop (Poetry), 1989; MA, Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars (Poetry), 1986; BA, Johns Hopkins University, Humanities,  Cum laude, 1984.

Book Publications

Immortal Village (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press), forthcoming. A collection of poetry.

Souvenir (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press), November 2014.  A collection of personal essays. “In Kathryn Rhett’s elegant and perceptive Souvenir, a self-described ‘serial nester’ leaves on journeys real and imagined, guiding her lucky readers through landscapes as inviting as her essays. Whether traveling by land, sea, air, or Subaru, or into a past that ‘never leaves you,’ the destination is the same: the rich, varied terrain of the human heart.”--Rebecca McClanahan, author of The Tribal Knot.

Near Breathing (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press), 1997.  A memoir, selected for the Emerging Writers of Creative Nonfiction series. "A wry, unflinching and exquisite account--a fearlessly unsentimental evocation of a time any parent might wish to forget in a book we will long remember."--Barbara Jones, Vogue.

Survival Stories: Memoirs of Crisis (New York: Doubleday,1997, hardcover; New York: Anchor,1998, paperback.)  Editor.  Twenty-two writers, including  Rick Moody, Isabel Allende, Lucy Grealy, Nancy Mairs and William Styron.  "United by bracing candor and beautifully distilled prose...These thoughtful memoirs invoke, ultimately, the powers of catharsis."--Entertainment Weekly.

Other Publications (Recent)

“In Bed,” poem, thethepoetry.com (online journal), Poem of the Week, Nov. 7, 2014.

“Wayward,” essay, Harvard Review, number 41, 2012 (listed as a notable essay, Best American Essays 2012).

“Sanguine,” essay, Prime Number (online journal), Issue No. 17, January 2012.

Beautiful Unbroken: One Nurse’s Life, book review of memoir by Mary Jane Nealon. Tikkun, Fall 2011.

“Book of Hours,” a sixteen-page portfolio of poems selected and introduced by Jane Satterfield, Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (Ontario), Spring/Summer 2010.

“In Transit,” essay, Harvard Review, number 30 (listed as a notable essay, Best American Essays   2010, and given special mention in the Pushcart Prize XXXIX).

“The Last Word,” essay, Michigan Quarterly Review, Fall 2008 (listed as a notable essay, Best American Essays 2009).

“For Poorer,” essay in Money Changes Everything, eds. Jenny Offil and Elissa Schappell, Doubleday, January 2007.

“Conception: A Personal History,” essay, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, vol. 8, Fall 2006.

“Our So-Called Illustrious Past,” essay, Harvard Review, number 30, 2006 (listed as a notable essay, Best American Essays 2007).

“Confession of Choice,” essay, New York Times Sunday Magazine, Lives column, June 25, 2006.

“Tourist,” essay, Marginalia, vol. 1, issue 2, Fall 2005.

“What I Saw,” essay, The Tusculum Review, vol. I, 2005.    

“Take the Kids, Travel Lighter,” essay, Organic Style, April 2005.

 “If You Come Close to Me,” by Suchart Sawadsri (translation), The Poetry of Men’s Lives: An International Anthology, Eds. Moramarco and Zolynas, University of Georgia Press, 2004.

Honors and Awards (Recent)

Screenplay, “Lost Bavaria,” co-written with Cecily Rhett, current finalist for Sundanc Institute’s January 2017 Screenwriters Lab.
One-year sabbatical, Gettysburg College, 2015-16, to support the development of a nonfiction book project.
Screenplay, “Everything That Hasn’t Happened Yet,” co-written with Cecily Rhett, semifinalist for the 2011 PAGE Awards, and finalist for the Sundance Institute’s 2012 January Screenwriters Lab. Currently in development with Lucas Carter at Intrigue Entertainment.
One-year sabbatical, Gettysburg College, 2008-9, to support the writing of a nonfiction manuscript and completion of a co-authored screenplay.
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 2007 Fellowship in Literature, Creative Nonfiction.
Poetry book manuscript finalist, 2006 Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series, Cleveland State University
Poetry Center Prize First Book Competition, University of Pittsburgh Press Agnes Lynch
Starrett Poetry Prize.
Central Pennsylvania Consortium Mellon Fellowship, April 2006, to support completion of an essay collection.

Teaching Appointments (Current)

Professor and Co-Coordinator of Writing Activities, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, Department of English, 1997-present. Teaching responsibilities include introduction to creative writing, personal essay writing, memoir writing, travel writing, and a senior seminar in nonfiction.  Co-adviser to The Mercury, the student art and literary magazine, and to the Writing House, a residential program for students interested in writing. Member (and chair in alternating years) of the Search Committee for the Emerging Writer Lecturer (an annual appointment), and mentor to the Emerging Writer Lecturer, 1999-present. Advisor to The Mercury, the undergraduate literary magazine, 1998-present. Member of the Writing Committee, 1997-present.  Member of the Advisory Board, The Gettysburg Review, 2001-2015. Member, Interdisciplinary Studies Committee, 2002-2008.  Member, Events and Performing Arts Committee, 2003-2006, 2010-2013.  Nominated for Student Senate teaching Award, 2011.

Faculty, Writing Camp, Gettysburg College, 2015-present.  One of three faculty members for one-week writing program for highschool students.  Teach nonfiction and stage play/screenplay.

Faculty Member and Co-Director of Admissions, Queens University, Charlotte, NC, MFA Program in Creative Writing, Charlotte and Latin America. January 2003-present. Responsibilities at this low-residency program include teaching workshops (online and at residencies) and seminars; directing admissions in nonfiction, poetry, and stage play/screenplay; advising graduating student craft seminars; and advising masters theses.

Faculty Member, Cedar Crest College Pan-European MFA Program, a low-residency MFA program based at Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA, 2012-present. Responsibilities at this low-residency program include teaching workshops in nonfiction and poetry (online and at residencies), giving craft seminars, advising masters theses; Co-Director of Admissions, 2012-16, directing admissions in nonfiction and poetry.

Instructor, Iowa Summer Writing Festival, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.  1988-2014. Recently taught “After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes: Nonfiction on Difficulty,” (one-week workshop) July 2012; “Travel Writing,” (weekend workshop), and “Survival Stories: Nonfiction on Crisis,” (one-week workshop), June 2013; and “Where Public and Personal Collide: A Nonfiction Workshop” (weekend workshop), June 2014.

Professional Activity (Recent)

Lecture on trauma writing (upcoming), Baltimore Writers Conference, Towson University, Towson, MD, Nov. 12, 2016.

Nonfiction Judge, Hopwood Awards, University of Michigan, April 2016.

Admissions director for nonfiction for the Queens University One Book program, which matches book-length projects with senior editors at Henry Holt, FSG, Riverhead, and Viking publishing houses. 2013-present.

Quick Critique Faculty, Baltimore Writers Conference, Towson University, Towson, MD, Nov. 15, 2014.  Served as faculty for individual manuscript conferences.

Lecture, with Fred Leebron, at Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA, “Models for Creating Prose: A Writer’s Decisions,” Dec. 11, 2013.

Lecture, “Approaches to Trauma Writing,” with Cade Leebron, in the Eleventh Hour Lecture Series, Iowa Summer Writing Festival, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, June 18, 2013.

Lecture, “Writing, Remembering, Healing: a Discussion of the Writer’s Craft,” with Jessica Handler and Meghan MacNamara, at The Examined Life Conference: Writing, Humanities, and the Art of Medicine, at the University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, April 14, 2013.

Lecture and one-day workshop, “Writing through Grief,” with Jessica Handler, at the Power of Words Conference, Pendle Hill Retreat and Study Center, Wallingford, PA, Oct. 28, 2012.

Lecture, “The Tough Stuff—Write Well, Feel Better,” with Jessica Handler, in the Eleventh Hour Lecture Series, Iowa Summer Writing Festival, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, July 25, 2012.

Reading, University of Iowa, reading given at the Bedell NonfictionNow Conference, for the 10th
Anniversary Celebration of River Teeth, November 2010.

Reviewer, Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, Boston, MA.  Reviewed proposal and four chapters of
textbook by Eileen Pollack, Creative Nonfiction. 2008.

Interviews, “Talk of the Nation,” NPR interview, Jan. 30, 2007, and Oprah & Friends Radio, the
Jean Chatzky Show (about financial issues), Jan. 17, 2007, about “For Poorer,” an essay
published in Money Changes Everything.

Lecture, “The Nonfiction Narrator,” lecture delivered at the Writers Conference at Penn,
University of Pennsylvania, October 2006.

Interview, WGET, Gettysburg, “The Seminary Explores,” interview hosted by Gerald
Christianson. Aired Sept. 10, 2006, about two essays set in Gettysburg, “What I Saw” and “Conception: a Personal History.”

Member, Board of Trustees, Adams County Library System, 2011-2015. Secretary, 2013-2015.

Diana Spechler

Diana Spechler

Selected Publications: Who By Fire, Skinny, Essays in The New York Times, Paris Review, GQ, Esquire, and Tin House
Genres: Fiction
Awards received: Steinbeck Fellowship from San Jose State University, Orlando Prize from A Room of Her Own Foundation, Sozopol Fiction Seminars Fellowship in Bulgaria

Education

MFA in Creative Writing, University of Montana 2001-2003

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Diana Spechler is the author of the novels Who By Fire (Harper Perennial, 2008) and Skinny (Harper Perennial, 2011), of the New York Times column Going Off, and of a forthcoming nonfiction book based on that column (Crown). She has written for GQ, Esquire, New York, Paris Review, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, Glimmer Train Stories, and many other publications. She won the Orlando Nonfiction Prize from A Room of Her Own Foundation and has been awarded a number of residencies and fellowships, including a Steinbeck Fellowship from San Jose State University and a fellowship from the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria. Flavorwire named her one of "50 Writers You Need To See Read Live."

Novels

Skinny (Harper Perennial, 2011)
Who By Fire (Harper Perennial, 2008)


Selected Short Published Work

(2016) Among The Healers (Essay) New York Times
(2016) Men In Airport Bars Ask, “What Do You Do?” (Essay) Lenny Letter
(2015) Going Off (Column) New York Times
(2015) Why I Didn't Write Back (Essay) The Butter
(2015) How To Make Love In A Single Room Occupancy (Essay) PANK
(2014) The Matchmaker’s Mouth (Essay) Southern Review
(2014) Things She Said (Essay) Brevity
(2013) Eye-Gazing (Feature) The New York Observer
(2013) Touch (Essay) O, The Oprah Magazine
(2013) Too Shy To Date (Feature) Slate
(2012) Horror Story (Essay) Paris Review
(2012) Drugs, Sweat and Fear (Essay) The New York Times
(2012) My Klonopin Fog (Essay) Salon
(2012) Put Me In, Coach (Feature) GQ
(2011) They See Rich People (Feature) New York Magazine
(2011) The Cure for a Compulsive Helper (reprint) CNN Living
(2011) Selling A Second Novel (Essay) The Wall Street Journal
(2010) Should You Hire a Social Coach? (Essay) Details
(2009) No More Games (Essay) Nerve
(2009) Why Are You Drinking That? (Essay) Esquire Magazine
(2009) Proximity (Short story) Glimmer Train Stories

Honors and Awards

May 2015: 360 Xochi Quetzal Residency
March 2015: Orlando Prize in Creative Nonfiction/Room of Her Own Foundation
February 2015: San Miguel Writers' Conference Creative Nonfiction Award
Summer 2014: Baltimore Review Prize
May 2014: Visiting Artist at The Betsy Hotel
May 2013: Sozopol Fiction Seminars Fellowship
2012 – 2013: LABA Fellow
August 2005 - May 2006: Portsmouth Abbey School Writer-In-Residence Fellowship
August 2004 - May 2005: Steinbeck Fellowship, San Jose State University
June 2003: Writer-In-Residence at The Anderson Center

Teaching (abbreviated list)

2012 – present: Stanford University’s Online Writer’s Studio
2014 – present: Wounded Warrior Project
2008 – 2015: Gotham Writer’s Workshop
2007 - 2009: LIM College

 

 

David St. John

David St. John

Partial list of writings: The Auroras, The Face: A Novella in Verse, Prism, In the Pines: Lost Poems, Study for the World’s Body: New and Selected Poems, Terraces of Rain: An Italian Sketchbook, No Heaven, The Shore, Hush, Where the Angels Come Toward Us
Genres: Poetry, essays, interviews, short fiction
Awards received: Recipient of many awards and fellowships, including The Prix de Rome Fellowship, The O. B.  Hardison Award from the Folger Shakespeare Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship, several National Endowments for the Arts, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts
Languages: English, French, Italian
Current residence: Venice, California

Education

MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Iowa, 1972-74
BA in English (Creative Writing), California State University, Fresno, 1967-72

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David St. John is an award-winning poet born in Fresno, California. St. John’s work has earned him some of the most prestigious awards for poets, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, several National Endowments for the Arts, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts. He has authored nine collections of poetry, including The Auroras, The Face: A Novella in Verse, Prism, In the Pines: Lost Poems, Study for the World’s Body: New and Selected Poems, Terraces of Rain: An Italian Sketchbook, No Heaven, The Shore, and Hush. St. John has also authored the collection of interviews and essays entitled Where the Angels Come Toward Us, and he has edited numerous poetry anthologies, including The Pushcart Book of Poetry and American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry. His work has also appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Harper’s, and more. St. John has taught creative writing at Oberlin College and Johns Hopkins University and currently teaches at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching/Writing Fellow, Iowa Writers’ Workshop, The University of Iowa, 1973-74
  • Assistant Professor, Department of English, and Acting Director, Department of Creative Writing (Spring 1997), Oberlin College, 1975-77
  • Assistant Professor, The Writing Seminars, The Johns Hopkins University, 1977-81
  • Associate Professor, The Writing Seminars, The Johns Hopkins University, 1981-87
  • Professor, Department of English, The University of Southern California, 1987-present
  • Director of Creative Writing, The University of Southern California, 1994-2001
  • Director of PhD Program in Literature and Creative Writing, The University of Southern California, 2003-6

Awards & Honors

  • The Prix de Rome Fellowship
  • The O. B.  Hardison Award from the Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Winner, The Nation-Discovery ’75 Contest, sponsored by The Poetry Center of the 92nd Street YM-YWHA and The Nation Magazine; 1975.
  • The Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award, awarded to HUSH as the best first book of poetry for 1976.
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry; 1976.
  • The Johns Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in Poetry; 1977-78 (taken in 1978-79).
  • The James D. Phelan Prize, awarded by the San Francisco Foundation to the book THE SHORE; 1980.
  • Maryland Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry; 1980.
  • The Ingram Merrill Foundation grant in Poetry; 1984.
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry; 1984.
  • The Rome Fellowship in Literature (Prix de Rome), awarded by The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters; 1984.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Award, University of Southern California, 1991-1992.
  • Creative Writing Faculty of the Year, USCChapter of the English Honor society of Sigma Tau Delta, 1993.
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, 1994.
  • Nomination: National Book Award in Poetry, 1994, for STUDY FOR THE WORLD’S BODY.
  • Nomination: The PEN West Prize in Poetry, 1994, for STUDY FOR THE WORLD’S BODY.
  • The Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize ($1,000) from The American Poetry Review, 1995.
  • Visiting Scholar, The Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities,1998 (Spring/Summer).
  • Nomination: The Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry, 1999, for THE RED LEAVES OF NIGHT.
  • The Academy Award in Literature, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2000.
  • The O. B. Hardison Prize in Poetry (Career Achievement in Poetry and Teaching Prize), awarded by The Folger Shakespeare Library of Washington, D. C., 2001.

Professional Listings

  • The Centennial Directory of the American Academy in Rome The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poets
  • Contemporary Poets
  • Rome Society of Fellows

Languages

  • English, French, and Italian

Publications

Authored Books (Poetry)

  • THE AURORAS; HarperCollins Publishers, 2012
  • HUSH; Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976. Republished by The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.
  • THE SHORE; Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980.
  • NO HEAVEN; Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985.
  • TERRACES OF RAIN: An Italian Sketchbook (fine press edition with drawings by Antoine Predock); Recursos Books, Santa Fe Literary Arts Center, 1991.
  • STUDY FOR THE WORLD’S BODY: New and Selected Poems; HarperCollins 1994.
  • IN THE PINES: LOST POEMS, 1972-1997; White Pine Press, 1999.
  • THE RED LEAVES OF NIGHT; HarperCollins, 1999.
  • PRISM; Arctos Press, 2002.
  • THE FACE: A Novella in Verse; HarperCollins, 2004.

Edited Books (Poetry)

  • THE SELECTED LEVIS (The Poetry of Larry Levis), edited and with an afterward by David St. John. The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000.
  • AMERICAN HYBRID:A Norton Anthology of the New Poem, edited by David St. John and Cole Swensen. Norton (2008).

Books (Prose)

  • WHERE THE ANGELS COME TOWARD US: Selected Essays, Reviews, and Interviews;White Pine Press, 1995.

Limited Edition Books (Poetry)

  • FOR LEDIRA; The Penumbra Press, 1973.
  • THE OLIVE GROVE; W.D. Hoffstadt & Sons, 1980.
  • A FOLIO OF LOST WORLDS; Tropos Press, 1981.
  • THE MAN IN THE YELLOW GLOVES; The Penumbra Press, 1985.
  • THE ORANGE PIANO; Illuminati, 1987.
  • THE FIGURE YOU; Thornwillow Press, 1998.

Translation (Books)

  • GOD’S SHADOW, by Reza Baraheni, translated by the author, with David St. John, Burt Blume, & Michael Henderson. The University of Indiana Press, 1976.

Anthologies & Texts (Poetry)

The American Poetry Anthology (1975); The Pushcart Prize IV (1979); Writing Poems (1982, Second Edition 1987); To Make A Poem (1982); Love Stories/Love Poems: An Anthology (1982); The Longman Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (1983, Second Edition 1989); The Heath Guide to Poetry (1983); Two Decades of New Poets (1984); Divided Light: Father and Son Poems (1984); New American Poets of the 80′s (1984); Songs From Unsung Worlds (1985); The Morrow Anthology of Younger American Poets (1985); Strong Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms (1985); The Antaeus Anthology (1986) Piecework (1987); Vital Signs: Contemporary American Poetry From The University Presses (1989); The Best American Poetry of 1989 (1989); The Best American Poetry of 1990 (1990); The Forgotten Language: Contemporary Poets and Nature (1991); The Best American Poetry of 1991 (1991); New American Poets of the ’90s (1991); The Best American Poetry of 1992 (1992); One Hundred and One Poems of Romance (1992). Sweet Nothings (1993); The Sarjevo Anthology (1993); What Will Suffice: The Ars Poetica in Contemporary American Poetry (1994); Walk on the Wild Side (1994); Models of the Universe;(1994); Clare/Song (1994); The Pushcart Prize XX (1995); The Writing Path (1995); Grand Passion (1995); The Routledge Anthology of Cross-Gendered Verse (1995); Highway 99 (1996); An Invisible Ladder (1996); The Pushcart Prize XXII (1997); Leaving Home (1997); The Beach Book: A Literary Companion (1998); Outsiders (1998); The Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary Poetry (1999); The Geography of Home: California and the Poetry of Place (1999); Orpheus and Company (1999); The Making of a Poem: An Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000); Lighthouse Poems (2000); The Body Electric: The Best Poetry From The American Poetry Review (2000); Contemporary American Poetry (2000). Motion: American Sports Poems (2000); Beyond the Valley of Contemporary Poets (2000); Contemporary American Poetry (7th Edition; 2001;8th Edition, 2006); How Much Earth (2001); Poets of the New Century (2001); September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond (2002); Poems of the American West (2002); Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast (2002); So Luminous The WIildflowers: An Anthology of California Poets (2003); The Misread City: New Literary Los Angeles (2003);Against Constraints: POETS FOR PEACE ANTHOLOGY (2003); Old Glory: American War Poems from the Revolutionary War to the War in Iraq (2004); The Best Of Poetry Daily (2004); The Janitor at Radio City Music Hall (2005); The Imaginary Poets (2005); Poetry Calender 2006 (2005); Range of Voices (2005); Cloud View Poets (2005); Manthology: Poems on the Male Experience (2005); Words Brushed By Music (2005); The Face of Poetry (2005); Literature: The Human Experience, Ninth Edition (2005); Francis and Clare in Poetry (2005); Lineas Conectados: Nueva poesia de los Estados Unidos (2006); American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary Poets (2006); Third Rail The Poetry of Rock and Roll (2007); American Poets Against the War (2009).

Anthologies, Text or Essay Collections (Prose)

Charles Wright: A Profile (1979); Poets Teaching (1980); Acts of Mind: Conversations With Contemporary Poets (1983); 45 Contemporary Poets: The Creative Process (1985); Contemporary Literary Criticism (1985); The Day I Was Older: Essays on Donald Hall (1989); Conversant Essays: Contemporary Poets On Poetry (1990); Under Discussion: Philip Levine (1990); Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry (1990); Creative Writing in America: Theory and Pedagogy (1990); Giving Sorrow Words (1990); The Practice of Poetry (1992); The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry in English (1994); So the Wind Won’t Blow It Away (1995); The Point Where All Things Meet (1995); The Point Where All Things Meet: Essays on Charles Wright (1995); Writing It Down For James: Writers on Craft (1995); Poets Reading: The FIELD Symposia (1999); Writing in Flow, (1999). City Secrets: Rome (2000); “Forward,” The Gazer Within: The Selected Prose of Larry Levis,” University of Michigan Press, (2000); “The Poetry of Philip Levine,” Contemporary Literary Criticism, Gale Research, (2002); “Larry Levis: An Afterward”; A Condition of the Spirit: The Life and Work of Larry Levis (2004); “Introduction,” Cloud View Poets (2005); The Imaginary Poets (2005); Poets On Place (2005); High Lonesome: On the Poetry of Charles Wright (2005); Lasting: Poems on Aging (2005);Dark Horses:: Poets on Overlooked Poems (2007); Chafrles Wright in Conversation: Interviews 1979-2006 (2008).

Public Art

  • Poetry carved into marble. Lobby. The Junipero Serra Building, State of California General Services, Bldg. Los Angeles.

Magazines (Poetry Published in)

The New Yorker, Poetry, Antaeus, The Paris Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Field, The Partisan Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Boulevard, The Antioch Review and many others.

Essays, Articles & Reviews in Newspapers & Journals

Parnassus, The American Poetry Review, The Washington Post Book World, The Seneca Review, The Antioch Review, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book World,Field, Open Places, Quarry west, Denver Quarterly,Los Angeles Magazine, The Western Humanities Review and others.

Musical Settings of Poems/Musical Collaborations

  • Setting of the poem “Shadow” by famed composer David Diamond, 1977.
  • “Winter Fires,” song collaboration with Peter Byrne (from the band Naked Eyes) on the solo album The Real Illusion, 2001 A Different Drum/PJB Music.
  • “The Village,” a setting of two poems by David St. John by composer Donald Crockett; premiered in Germany by the Hilliard Ensemble, February 23, 2005.
  • The Face, a chamber opera with libretto by David St. John (based on the book of poems:The Face: A Novella in Verse) and composed by Donald Crockett, 2008.

Additional Professional Experience

  • Assistant Poetry Editor: The Iowa Review, 1974-75.
  • Associate Editor: Field, 1975-77.
  • Associate Editor: The Seneca Review, 1977-81.
  • Poetry Editor: Intro II, AWP. 1980.
  • Preliminary Judge: The Walt Whitman Award of The Academy of American Poets, 1982.
  • Consultant in Poetry, United States Military Academy, 1982-94.
  • Consultant in Poetry for Wesleyan University Press, 1982-90.
  • Contributing Editor: Poet & critic, 1981-89.
  • Poetry Editor: The Antioch Review, 1981-96.
  • Editor: Poets and Poetry: A Special Issue, The Antioch Review(Winter, 1987).
  • Guest Editor: Poetry Pilot (Academy of American Poets) March,1987.
  • Editor: Poetry Today, The Antioch Review (Summer, 1990).
  • Poetry Book Review Editor: The Antioch Review, 1981-1996.
  • Chair: Judging Committee for the PEN Center West Prize in Poetry,1991.
  • Judge/Master Poet for Ruth Lilly Scholarship, 1991.
  • Editor: Poets and Poetry: A Special Issue, The Antioch Review,(Winter, 1994).
  • Judge: “Discovery”/ The Nation Prize, 1994.
  • Judge: The Lamont Poetry Prize/James Laughlin Prize, The Academy of American Poets, 1994-1996.
  • Co-Editor for Poetry, Pushcart Prize XIX, Best of the Small Presses, 1994.
  • Judge: Poetry Society of America, Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award, 1995.
  • Chair, James Laughlin Prize Committee, The Academy of American Poets, 1996.
  • Editor at Large, The Antioch Review, 1996-currently.
  • National Advisory Committee, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Foundation, 1997-currently.
  • National Advisory Committee, Idyllwild Arts Foundation, 1998-currently.
  • National Advisory Board, California Poetry Series, Clapperstick Institute, 1998-currently.
  • Judge, The Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 1998.
  • National Advisory Board, The Academy of American Poets Poetry Book Club, 1998-currently.
  • Judge (Chair): Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry, 1997-1999.
  • Judge, The Ann Stanford Prize, The Southern California Anthology, 1998.
  • Chair, James Laughlin Prize Committee, The Academy of American Poets, 1998.
  • Advisory Editor, The Academy of American Poets Poetry Book Club, 1998-present.
  • Judge (Chair); Poetry; Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2005-2008.
  • Hurst Professor in Creative Writing, Washington University, St. Louis, 2005.
  • Visiting Poet, Stadler Poetry Center Summer Seminar, Bucknell University, 2005.
  • Contributing Editor, West Branch, 2005-present.
  • Editor, Winter 2005-2006, Ploughshares (poems and stories).
  • Editor, The Ash Tree Poetry Series, for Tebot Bach Press, 2005-present.
  • Editor, represented in The Pushcart Book of Poetry, 2006.
  • Judge (Chair): Poetry: PEN USA Prize in Poetry, 2006-2007.
  • Judge, Felix Pollack and Brittingham Poetry Prizes, University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.
  • Judge (Panel Member) for The National Book Award in Poetry, 2006-2007.
  • Judge, Patricia Bibby First Book Prize, Tebot Bach Press, 2006-present.
  • The Elliston Chair in Poetry, University of Cincinnati, 2007.
  • Mentor, Emerging Voices Program, PEN USA, 2007.
Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson

Partial List of Writings and Publications:  Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits; The Best American Travel Writing (series editor); Columnist for the Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harpers Wine & Spirit; The Smart Set and Table Matters (founding editor).
Genres: travel writing, creative nonfiction, magazine journalism, food & wine writing
Awards received: Association of Food Journalists’ Best Writing on Beer, Wine, or Spirits & Best Newspaper Food Column; Selected for Notable Essays in Best American Essays; Society of Professional Journalists Award for Magazine Reporting; Garden State Association of Black Journalists Award; Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards for Magazine Articles.

Current residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Education
MA in Creative Writing, Boston University
BA in English, University of Vermont

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About

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE
 
DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR CULTURAL OUTREACH
March 2007-July 2014. Drexel University, Philadelphia.
Editor, THE SMART SET [thesmartset.com]
Editor, TABLE MATTERS [tablematters.com]
Editor, ART ATTACK

WINE COLUMNIST, November 2013-present.
HARPERS WINE & SPIRIT. London, England.
     
COLUMNIST, FOOD SECTION. March 2007-April 2013.
WASHINGTON POST, Washington D.C.
*Association of Food Journalists, Best Newspaper Food Column, 2008 (1st place) 2009 (2nd place)  2012 (1st place)

RESTAURANT COLUMNIST
PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, August 2011-July 2012.

BEER COLUMNIST
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, February 2011-August 2011.
*Association of Food Journalists, Best Newspaper Food Column 2012 (2nd place)

SERIES EDITOR  1999-present
THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING: Houghton Mifflin, Boston.

FREELANCE WRITER 1992-present
Work has appeared in such publications as Washington Post Magazine National Geographic Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Town & Country, Outside, Salon, McSweeney’s, Boston Globe, and many other newspapers and magazine.

FOOD CRITIC/CONTRIBUTING WRITER, August 2002- July 2003.
PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, PA

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR  1998-2001        
TRIPS MAGAZINE, Oakland, CA

EDITOR 1998
COFFEE JOURNAL, Minneapolis, MN 
     
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR  1997-1998
NEW JERSEY MONTHLY, Morristown, NJ

EDITOR & PUBLISHER  1995-1998
GRAND TOUR: The Journal of Travel Literature, Haddonfield, NJ

STAFF WRITER  1996-1997
NEW JERSEY REPORTER, Princeton, NJ

STAFF WRITER  1993-94
THE PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY, Pleasantville, NJ

CORRESPONDENT 1992
THE PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY, Pleasantville, NJ

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, 2008-present
DREXEL UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Teach courses in personal essay, magazine journalism, travel writing, food writing editing, wine, and others

VISITING PROFESSOR, 2005
EMERSON COLLEGE, Boston, MA
   • Taught course in magazine publishing in M.A. program.

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR  1999
ROSEMONT COLLEGE, Rosemont, PA
• Taught graduate writing courses in creative nonfiction and travel writing in M.A. English & Publishing program.

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR  1997
ARCADIA UNIVERSITY, Glenside, PA (formerly named Beaver College)
Taught advanced nonfiction and journalism courses for English/Communications majors.

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR  1996
BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE, Pemberton, NJ
• Taught creative writing and composition courses.
  
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR  1994-95
CUMBERLAND COUNTY COLLEGE, Vineland, NJ
• Taught intro to literature and expository writing to both traditional and contuing ed. students.

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR  1994
RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE, Pomona, NJ
• Taught rhetoric & composition to first-year students.

 

BOOKS

BOOZEHOUND: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated, Ten Speed/Random House, Sept 2010.
Finalist, IACP Cookbook Awards for Literary Food Writing.

Planet of the Grapes
E-book series published by Smart Set Press

Edited

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2014, co-edited with Paul Theoroux, Houghton Mifflin.

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2013, co-edited with Elizabeth Gilbert, Houghton Mifflin.

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2012, co-edited with William Vollmann, Houghton Mifflin.

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2011, co-edited with Sloane Crosley, Houghton Mifflin.

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2010,co-edited with Bill Buford, Houghton Mifflin.

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2009, co-edited with Simon Winchester, Houghton Mifflin.

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2008, co-edited with Anthony Bourdain, Houghton Mifflin.

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2007, co-edited with Susan Orlean, Houghton Mifflin.

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2006
, co-edited with Tim Cahill, Houghton Mifflin.
         • “essential”—Library Journal.

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2005, co-edited with Jamaica Kincaid, Houghton Mifflin.
         • “Fabulous…honest”—The New York Times.
         • New York Times Notable Travel Book

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2004, co-edited with Pico Iyer, Houghton Mifflin.
         • New York Times Notable Travel Book

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2003, co-edited with Ian Frazier, Houghton Mifflin.
         • “excellent series…subversive definition of what constitutes travel writing” — Booklist.

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2002, co-edited with Frances Mayes, Houghton Mifflin.
• “a wonderful collection, full of tragedy, humor, and grand adventure.” — Chicago Tribune.
• Spent two weeks on best-seller list of the Washington Post.

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2001, co-edited with Paul Theroux, Houghton Mifflin.
• “It carries us to unfamilar places from the comfort of our armchairs, and leaves us something to think about when the journey is over.” —Dallas Morning News.

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2000, co-edited with Bill Bryson, Houghton Mifflin.
New York Times Notable Travel Book. Times wrote, “if future volumes even approach the quality of this one, our travel literature will be noticeably richer.”

PHILADELPHIA: A PHOTOGRAPHIC CELEBRATION, Running Press, 2000.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS

• Association of Food Journalists, Best Writing on Beer, Wine, or Spirits, 2014 (1st place)

• Association of Food Journalists, Best Writing on Beer, Wine, or Spirits, 2013 (2nd place)

Association of Food Journalists, Best Newspaper Food Column, 2012 (1st and 2nd place)

Association of Food Journalists, Best Newspaper Food Column (2nd Place), 2010

Association of Food Journalists, Best Food Coverage on the Internet, 2009

Association of Food Journalists, Best Newspaper Food Column, 2008

Selected for “Notable Essays 2007,” in Best American Essays 2008

• Selected for “Notable Essays of 2003,” in Best American Essays 2004

• Nominated by editors of Post Road for Pushcart Prize, 2002.

• Main selection by Paul Theroux for Best American Travel Writing 2001

• Selected for “Notable Essays of 2000,” in Best American Essays, 2001

Selected for “Notable Essays of 1998,” in Best American Essays 1999

Selected for “Notable Essays of 1997,” in Best American Essays 1998

Society of Professional Journalists Award for Magazine Reporting, 1997

Garden State Association of Black Journalists Award 1997

Selected for “Notable Essays of 1996,” in Best American Essays 1997

Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards 1997
   Best Magazine Article on U.S./Canada Travel: Gold
   Best Magazine Article on Foreign Travel: Bronze

Society of Professional Journalists Award for Business Writing 1996

Society of Professional Journalists Award for Magazine Feature Writing 1994

 

PANELS, LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS

Panel Moderator, Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans. July 2012, 2013, 2014.

Keynote Speaker, The Loft Literary Festival, Minneapolis, MN, May 2006.

• Guest Lecture, Emerson College, October 2004.

• Visiting Writer, Wittenberg University, October 2003.

• Visiting Writer, University of Tampa, November 2002.

• Moderator, panel on Contemporary Travel Writing with Andre Aciman and Devin Friedman, Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, NYC, October 2002.

• Lecture, “Confessions of a Travel Writer,” for Rutgers University Geography Department Speaker Series, November 30, 2001.

• Moderator, panel on Contemporary Travel Writing with Susan Orlean, Philip Caputo, and Scott Anderson, Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, NYC, October 2001.

• Panelist, Rosemont College Writer’s Conference, March 2000.

• Panelist, “Prospects for Travel Writing Scholarship,” Snapshots From Abroad: A Conference On American and British Travel Writers and Writing, University of Minnesota, November 16, 1997.

• Moderator, Reading of Emerging Travel Writers, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, July 1996.

 

 

 


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