Carol Anshaw

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Carol Anshaw (born March 1946 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan) is an American novelist and short story writer. Her books include Lucky in the Corner, Seven Moves, Aquamarine,[1] and Carry the One.

Her stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories in 1994, 1998, and 2012. She acquired her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts (1992). She has won a National Book Critics Circle Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, an NEA Grant, an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, a Carl Sandburg Award, a Ferro-Grumley Award and Society of Midland Authors Award.

Anshaw teaches in the MFA in Writing program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

She is also a painter. "Walking Through Leaves, her painted biography of the novelist and poet, Vita Sackville-West was shown in November 2013 at Rockford University, Rockford, IL.

Personal life[edit]

When Anshaw was growing up, her family divided its time between Michigan, where her father was a contractor, and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 1968 she moved to Chicago, marrying Charles J. White III in 1969 (they were divorced in 1985). Since 1996, Anshaw has been in a relationship with photographer and videographer Jessie Ewing. They were married on May 25, 2014.[2] The two divide their time between Chicago and Amsterdam.

Published Works[edit]

  • Aquamarine (1992)
  • Seven Moves (1996)
  • Lucky in the Corner (2002)
  • Carry the One (2012)


  1. ^ One Woman - Three Lives. Chicago Tribune; Feb 2, 1992
  2. ^ "Carol Anshaw & Jessie Ewing ". Chicago Gay History. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 

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