Jennifer Natalya Fink

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Jennifer Natalya Fink (born Washington, D.C.) is an American author working in experimental feminist and queer fiction. She is best known for her novels Burn,[1] V, and The Mikvah Queen, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2010. Her novel, Bhopal Dance (2018), won the FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize in 2017.[2]

Life[edit]

Fink holds a Ph.D in Performance Studies from New York University and an MFA in Performance from the School at the Art Institute of Chicago.[3]

She teaches creative writing at Georgetown University.[4]

She is also the founder and director of The Gorilla Press, a non-profit organization that promotes children’s literacy through bookmaking workshops.

In 2009, she was the US judge for the Caine Prize for African Literature.[5]

Awards[edit]

Won

  • FC2's Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize, Winner for Bhopal Dance, 2017
  • Billy Heekin Arts Award, Winner for Out on Fire, Stonewall Foundation, 2002
  • Dana Award, Winner for The Mikvah Queen, 1997.
  • Georgetown Review Fiction Award, Winner for “World Records,” 1996
  • Writer’s Digest Fiction Award, Second Place Winner for “Vertebrae,” 1996
  • Story Magazine Naked Fiction Contest, Second Place Winner for “Spit Bugs,” 1996
  • Story Magazine Short Short Fiction Contest, Second Place Winner for “Slipping,” 1996

Finalist/Nominations

  • The Clarissa Dalloway Fiction Prize, A Room of Her Own Foundation, Finalist for Bhopal Dance, 2015
  • The FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize, Finalist for Bhopal Dance, 2015
  • The FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, Finalist for Bhopal Dance, 2015
  • The Willow Books Literature Award, Shortlisted for Bhopal Dance, 2015
  • The Pen/Faulkner Award, Nomination for Thirteen Fugues, 2011
  • The Pulitzer Prize, Nomination for The Mikvah Queen, 2010[citation needed]
  • Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Semi-finalist for The Mikvah Queen, 2010
  • Glimmer Train Short Fiction Award, Finalist for “Fabrications,” 2007
  • The National Book Award, Nominated for V, 2006
  • The National Jewish Book Award, Nominated for V, 2006
  • The National Jewish Book Award, Nominated for Burn, 2003
  • two girls review Experimental Novel Award, Finalist for manuscript of Thirteen Fugues, 1998

Works[edit]

Fiction

  • Burn. Suspect Thoughts Press. 2004. ISBN 978-0-9710846-8-1.
  • V. She Devil Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0-9771582-9-4.
  • The Mikvah Queen. Rebel Satori Press. 2010. ISBN 978-1-60864-031-7.
  • Thirteen Fugues. Dark Coast Press. 2011. ISBN 978-0-98442-881-6.
  • Bhopal Dance. FC2/University of Alabama Press. 2018. ISBN 978-1-57366-064-8.[6][7]

Criticism

  • Performing Poetry, Refashioning Femininity: Anne Sexton's Acoustic Performances. New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science. 1997.
  • May Joseph, Jennifer Fink, eds. (1999). Performing hybridity. University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 978-0-8166-3010-3.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annie Wagner, Commie Pinko Menopause: A Novel of Red Licorice and Robot Love, The Stranger, Feb 12, 2004
  2. ^ "Jennifer Natalya Fink Wins Fc2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize". english.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  3. ^ rubenbristian.com (2014-04-29). "Jennifer Natalya Fink". 225 Faces Project | The Hoya. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  4. ^ http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/jnf5/?PageTemplateID=155
  5. ^ https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jnfink
  6. ^ "Bhopal Dance: The 2017 Novel With Political Lessons from a 1984 Catastrophe". Lilith Magazine. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  7. ^ "a book review by Elayne Clift: Bhopal Dance: A Novel". www.nyjournalofbooks.com. Retrieved 2018-04-10.

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