Deb Olin Unferth
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Deb Olin Unferth (born 1968) is an American short-story writer, novelist, and memoirist. She is the author of the collection of stories Minor Robberies, the novel Vacation, both published by McSweeney's, and the memoir, Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, published by Henry Holt. Unferth was a finalist for a 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for her memoir, Revolution.
Her work has appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, The Paris Review, Granta, McSweeney's, The Believer, The Boston Review, Esquire, and other magazines. She is a frequent contributor to Noon. She also has received two Pushcart Prizes. Unferth is an associate professor in creative writing at The University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches for the Michener Center and the New Writers Project.
She founded and runs the Pen-City Writers, a two-year creative-writing certificate program at a maximum security prison in southern Texas. For this work she won the 2017 Texas Governor's Criminal Justice Service Award.
- Wait Till You See Me Dance (story collection, Graywolf Press), 2017 
- I, Parrot (graphic novel) with Elizabeth Haidle, 2017
- Revolution (memoir), 2011
- Vacation (novel), 2008
- Minor Robberies (short stories), 2007
- Guggenheim Fellowship, 2018
- Pushcart Prize for "Likeable," 2014
- National Book Critics Award finalist for Revolution, 2012
- Pushcart Prize, 2011
- Creative Capital Grant for Literature, 2009
- Cabell First Novelist Award for Vacation, 2009
- Pushcart Prize, 2005
- Interview on The Rumpus
- Interview on HTMLGIANT
- Interview on Bookslut with Tao Lin
- 2011 radio interview (50 minutes) at The Bat Segundo Show
- "I Start From a Place of Outrage and Sadness": A conversation on humor in fiction with Elisa Albert, Steve Almond, Brock Clarke, Sam Lipsyte, Zachary Martin, John McNally, and Deb Olin Unferth in Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts (24.2)
- Press Release, National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalist for Publishing Year 2011. By Barbara Hoffert. 21 Jan. 2012. Retrieved 27 Jan. 2012
- 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Nominees Announced, Huffingtonpost. By Hillel Italie. 22 Jan. 2012. Retrieved 25 Jan 2012.
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