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Ann Harleman

Author's Bio

Ann Harleman is the author of two short story collections—Happiness, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, and Thoreau’s Laundry—and two novels, Bitter Lake and The Year She Disappeared. In an earlier life, having been the first woman to receive a Ph. D. in linguistics from Princeton, Harleman lived and worked behind the Iron Curtain. Now happily living within sight of San Francisco Bay, she is on the faculties of Brown University and Stanford University. She can be reached through her website, www.annharleman.com.

Publications and Prizes

The Year She Disappeared (University of Texas Press, 2008), Thoreau's Laundry (Southern Methodist University Press, 2007), Bitter Lake (Southern Methodist University Press, 1996), Happiness (University of Iowa Press, 1994)
Living in the Land of Limbo: Fiction and Poetry abut Family Caregiving (Vanderbilt University Press, 2014), Hint Fiction (W. W. Norton & Company, 2011), An Uncertain Inheritance: Writers on Caring for Family (William Morrow, 2007), Now Write!: Fiction Writing Exercises from Today's Best Writers & Teachers (A Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2006), O. Henry Prize Stories (Anchor Books, 2003), The Iowa Award: The Best Stories 1991-2000 (University of Iowa Press, 2001), Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (The Crossing Press, 1994), Love's Shadow (The Crossing Press, 1993), Russia According to Women (Hermitage West, 1991)
Alaska Quarterly Review, American Fiction, Glimmer Train Stories, Green Mountains Review, Greensboro Review, Ms., New England Review, New Ohio Review, Oxford Magazine, Ploughshares, Primavera, Shenandoah, Southern Review, Southwest Review, Story, The Madison Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Witness, Zoetrope All-Story
Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships, three Rhode Island State Arts Council fellowships, the Berlin Prize in Literature, the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, the O. Henry Award, and a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award.

Ann Harleman Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Palliser Novels by Anthony Trollope
Favorite Authors:
Alice Munro

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Listing last updated: November 8, 2016

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Youngstown, OH
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Philadelphia, PA
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