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Wendy Brenner is an American author and professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Brenner is the author of two books, the first of which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her short stories and essays have appeared in such magazines as Allure, Seventeen, Travel & Leisure, The Oxford American, The Sun (magazine), Ploughshares, and Mississippi Review, and have been anthologized in The Best American Essays, Best American Magazine Writing, and New Stories From the South, as well as other anthologies. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for her fiction, and is a Contributing Editor for The Oxford American. In 2016, she was named one of the "Queens of Nonfiction: 56 Women Journalists Everyone Should Read" on New York magazine's "The Cut" blog.
- Phone Calls From the Dead (2001)
- Large Animals in Everyday Life: Stories (1997)
- Master of Fine Arts from the University of Florida, 1991.
- Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College, 1987.
- Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction (for Large Animals In Everyday Life)
- National Magazine Award Finalist, 2006
- National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
- Associated Writing Programs Intro Award
- Transatlantic Review/Henfield Foundation Award.