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 1969) 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]


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 and was chosen by Harper's Baazar as an "Editors' Choice: Names to Know in 2011".[5] Unferth is an associate professor in creative writing at The University of Texas at Austin,[6] where she teaches in the Michener Center[7] and the New Writers Project.[8]


  • Revolution (memoir), 2011
  • Vacation (novel), 2008
  • Minor Robberies (short stories), 2007


  • Pushcart Prize for "Likeable," 2014[9]
  • National Book Critics Award finalist for Revolution, 2012[10]
  • Pushcart Prize, 2011
  • Creative Capital Grant for Innovative Literature, 2009[11]
  • Cabell First Novelist Award for Vacation, 2009[12]
  • Pushcart Prize, 2005

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