Antonya Nelson

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Antonya Nelson at the 2009 Texas Book Festival.

Antonya Nelson (born January 6, 1961) (Age 51) is an American author and teacher of creative writing who writes primarily short stories.

Life and education[edit]

Antonya Nelson was born January 6, 1961 in Wichita, Kansas.[1]:251 She received a BA degree from the University of Kansas in 1983 and an MFA degree from the University of Arizona in 1986.[1]:251 She is married to writer Robert Boswell.[1]:251 She lives in Telluride, Colorado; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and Houston, Texas.[2]

Career[edit]

Nelson's short stories have appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker,[3] Quarterly West, Redbook, Ploughshares,[4] Harper's,[5] and other magazines.[1]:252 They have been anthologized in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories.[1]:252

Several of her books have been New York Times Book Review Notable Books: In the Land of Men (1992), Talking in Bed (1996), Nobody's Girl: A Novel (1998), Living to Tell: A Novel (2000), and Female Trouble (2002).[1]:251

For a 1999 issue on The Future of American Fiction, The New Yorker magazine selected Nelson as one of "the twenty best young fiction writers in America today".[6]

Nelson teaches in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers,[1]:251New Mexico State University's College of Arts and Sciences English Department,[7] as well as in the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program.[1]:251

Selected awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Short Story Collections[edit]

Novels[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Jones, Daniel; Jorgenson, John D., eds. (2007). "Nelson, Antonya 1961–". Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series 160. Gale Research. pp. 251–254. ISBN 978-0-7876-7914-9. 
  2. ^ Reynolds, Susan Salter (March 3, 2009). "In 'Nothing Right,' writer Antonya Nelson homes in on modern life's contradictions". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.newyorker.com/search/query?queryType=nonparsed&query=+Antonya+Nelson+&submit.x=27&submit.y=7&submit=Submit&bylquery=&month1=-1&day1=-1&year1=-1&month2=-1&day2=-1&year2=-1&page=&sort=
  4. ^ Author Details. Pshares.org. Retrieved on 2012-05-18.
  5. ^ Ball peen, By Antonya Nelson (Harper's Magazine). Harpers.org. Retrieved on 2012-05-18.
  6. ^ Buford, Bill (June 21, 1999). "The Talk of the Town: Comment: Reading ahead". The New Yorker 75 (16): 65, 68. ISSN 0028-792X. "This special summer fiction issue began with what seemed like such a simple, straightforward question: "Who are the twenty best young fiction writers in America today?"" 
  7. ^ http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/1171/
  8. ^ "NEA Literature Fellowships: 40 Years of Supporting American Writers" (PDF). United States National Endowment for the Humanities. March 2006. p. 32. Retrieved July 3, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Antonya Nelson". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved July 3, 2009. 
  10. ^ "The Rea Award for the Short Story – Antonya Nelson". Dungannon Foundation. Archived from the original on June 17, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  11. ^ United States Artists Official Website