Deb Olin Unferth

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Unferth at the National Book Critics Circle Awards in March 2012, where her book Revolution was an autobiography finalist.

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.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Her work has appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, The Paris Review,[3] Granta,[4] 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,[5] where she teaches for the Michener Center[6] and the New Writers Project.[7]

Prison Education[edit]

She founded and runs the Pen-City Writers, a two-year creative-writing certificate program at a maximum security prison in southern Texas.[8] For this work she won the 2017 Texas Governor's Criminal Justice Service Award.[9]

Books[edit]

  • Wait Till You See Me Dance (story collection, Graywolf Press), 2017 [10]
  • I, Parrot (graphic novel) with Elizabeth Haidle, 2017[11]
  • Revolution (memoir), 2011
  • Vacation (novel), 2008
  • Minor Robberies (short stories), 2007

Awards[edit]

Online Texts[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

Interviews[edit]

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