Antonya Nelson (born January 6, 1961) is an American author and teacher of creative writing who writes primarily short stories.
Life and education
Antonya Nelson was born January 6, 1961, in Wichita, Kansas.: 251 She received a BA degree from the University of Kansas in 1983 and an MFA degree from the University of Arizona in 1986.: 251 She lives in Telluride, Colorado; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and Houston, Texas.
Nelson's short stories have appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, Quarterly West, Redbook, Ploughshares, Harper's, and other magazines.: 252 They have been anthologized in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories.: 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).: 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".
Nelson teaches in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers,: 251 as well as in the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program.: 251
- National Endowment for the Arts Literary Fellowship, 1989
- Guggenheim Fellowship, 2000
- Rea Award for the Short Story, 2003
- United States Artists Fellow, 2009.
- Nelson, Antonya (1998) . Talking in bed. New York: Scribner.
- — (1999) . Nobody's Girl: a Novel. New York: Scribner. ISBN 978-0-684-85207-2.
- — (2001) . Living to Tell: a Novel. New York: Scribner. ISBN 978-0-7432-0060-8.
- — (2010). Bound. New York: Bloomsbury USA. ISBN 978-1-59691-575-6.
- Nelson, Antonya (1999) . The Expendables. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-684-84685-9.
- — (1999) . In the Land of Men: Stories. New York: Scribner. ISBN 978-0-684-84686-6.
- — (1996) . Family Terrorists. New York: Scribner. ISBN 978-0-684-80224-4.
- — (2003) . Female Trouble. New York: Scribner. ISBN 978-0-7432-1872-6.
- — (2006). Some Fun. New York: Scribner. ISBN 978-0-7432-1874-0.
- — (2009). Nothing Right. New York: Bloomsbury USA. ISBN 978-1-59691-574-9.
- — (2014). Funny Once. New York: Bloomsbury USA. ISBN 978-1-62040-861-2.
|First husband||2014||Nelson, Antonya (January 6, 2014). "First husband". The New Yorker. Vol. 89, no. 43. pp. 56–61.|
|Literally||2012||Nelson, Antonya (December 3, 2012). "Literally". The New Yorker. Vol. 88, no. 38.|
- ^ Short stories unless otherwise noted.
- ^ a b c d e f g Jones, Daniel; Jorgenson, John D., eds. (2007). "Nelson, Antonya 1961–". Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Vol. 160. Gale Research. pp. 251–254. ISBN 978-0-7876-7914-9.
- ^ She teaches in the creative writing programs at the University of Houston, and Warren Wilson College. 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.
- ^ "Search : The New Yorker". www.newyorker.com. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011.
- ^ Author Details. Pshares.org. Retrieved on 2012-05-18.
- ^ Ball peen, By Antonya Nelson (Harper's Magazine). Harpers.org. Retrieved on 2012-05-18.
Buford, Bill (June 21, 1999). "The Talk of the Town: Comment: Reading ahead". The New Yorker. Vol. 75, no. 16. pp. 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?"
- ^ "NEA Literature Fellowships: 40 Years of Supporting American Writers" (PDF). United States National Endowment for the Humanities. March 2006. p. 32. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 11, 2006. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
- ^ "Antonya Nelson". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
- ^ "The Rea Award for the Short Story – Antonya Nelson". Dungannon Foundation. Archived from the original on June 17, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
- ^ United States Artists Official Website Archived November 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- Jones, Daniel; Jorgenson, John D., eds. (2007). "Nelson, Antonya 1961–". Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Vol. 160. Gale Research. pp. 251–254. ISBN 978-0-7876-7914-9.
- Dellasega, Cheryl (November–December 2004). "Mothers Who Write: Antonya Nelson". Writers Write: The Internet Writing Journal. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
- Short Story: "One-Way Ticket" on Fictionaut
- 1961 births
- Living people
- 20th-century American novelists
- 21st-century American novelists
- American women novelists
- American women short story writers
- Writers from Wichita, Kansas
- University of Houston faculty
- New Mexico State University faculty
- University of Kansas alumni
- University of Arizona alumni
- The New Yorker people
- 20th-century American women writers
- 21st-century American women writers
- 20th-century American short story writers
- 21st-century American short story writers
- Novelists from Texas
- American women academics