Garielle Lutz

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Garielle Lutz
BornGary Lutz
(1955-10-26) October 26, 1955 (age 68)
United States
Languageassistant professor, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Genreshort story, essays

Garielle Lutz (born 26 October 1955) is an American writer of fiction. In 2021, simultaneous with the publication of her book Worsted, Lutz came out as a transgender woman.[1] In 2022, she was twice mentioned as an unlikely contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature.[2][3]


Lutz was an assistant professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, but is now retired.[4]

A collection of her short fiction, Stories in the Worst Way, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in November 1996 and re-published by 3rd Bed in 2002 and Calamari Press in 2009. Lutz's second collection of short stories, I Looked Alive, was published by the now-defunct Four Walls Eight Windows in 2003 and republished by Black Square Editions/Brooklyn Rail in 2010. Partial List of People to Bleach, a chapbook of new and early stories (published pseudonymously as Lee Stone in Gordon Lish's The Quarterly) was released by Future Tense Books in 2007. Divorcer, a collection of seven stories, was released by Calamari Press in 2011. Her works has appeared in Sleepingfish, NOON, The Quarterly, Conjunctions, Unsaid, Fence, StoryQuarterly, The Believer, Cimarron Review, 3rd Bed, Slate Magazine, New York Tyrant, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder's Mouth Press), PP/FF: An Anthology (Starcherone Books), The Random House Treasury of Light Verse and in the film 60 Writers/60 Places.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Lutz received a literature grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1996, and a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 1999.



Online texts[edit]

Short Fiction:





  1. ^ Ellen, Elizabeth (May 4, 2020). "Worsted: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Garielle Lutz". Hobart Pulp. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  2. ^ Alex Shepard (3 October 2022). "Who Will Win the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature?". The New Republic. Retrieved 10 October 2022.
  3. ^ Shrimansi Kaushik (3 October 2022). "11 Authors Who Should Win Nobel Prize For Literature 2022". Retrieved 10 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Greensburg faculty". Archived from the original on 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-09-11.