Dana Spiotta

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Spiotta at the National Book Critics Circle Awards, March 2012

Dana Spiotta (born 1966) is an American author. Her novel Stone Arabia (2011) was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.[1] Her novel Eat the Document (2006) was a National Book Award finalist [2] and won the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.[3] Her novel Lightning Field (2001) was a New York Times Notable Book of the year.[4] She was a recipient of the Rome Prize in Literature,[5] a Guggenheim Fellowship and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.

Spiotta lives in Central New York with her husband and daughter; she teaches in the Syracuse University MFA program.[6]



  1. ^ National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for Publishing Year 2011 bookcritics.org press release, January 21, 2012
  2. ^ National Book Awards – 2006 National Book Foundation
  3. ^ "American Academy of Arts and Letters – Award Winners". Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  4. ^ 2001 Notable Books: Fiction The New York Times, December 2, 2001
  5. ^ "American Academy of Arts and Letters – Award Winners". Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "ABOUT – DANA SPIOTTA". Retrieved 10 January 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Kelly, Adam. "'Who is Responsible?' Revisiting the Radical Years in Dana Spiotta's Eat the Document." Forever Young: The Changing Images of America. Ed. Philip Coleman and Stephen Matterson. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag, 2012. 219-30. Link
  • Myers, D. G. "Where Things Are Allowed to Have Complexity." Commentary (17 August 2011). Link
  • Szalay, Michael. "Dana Spiotta's Stone Arabia: The Incorporation Artist." Los Angeles Review of Books (10 July 2012).
  • Varvogli, Aliki. "Radical Motherhood: Narcissism and Empathy in Russell Banks's The Darling and Dana Spiotta's Eat the Document." Journal of American Studies 44:4 (2010), 657–673.

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