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Debra Di Blasi

Author's Bio

Debra Di Blasi is author of What the Body Requires, The Jiri Chronicles & Other Fictions, Drought & Say What You Like, Prayers of an Accidental Nature, and Ugly Town: the movie. She has published over 100 stories, essays, articles and reviews. Her innovative fiction is increasingly anthologized, and her visual art is represented by Unit 5 Gallery. Screenwriting credits include The Walking Wounded, finalist in the 1996 Austin Screenwriters Competition; and Drought, winner of a Cinovation Screenwriting Award. The short film, Drought appeared at the 2000 Cannes International Film Festival. Debra is publisher at Jaded Ibis Press, an imprint of Jaded Ibis Productions that produces the innovative literature and arts channel BLEED and The Jirí Chronicles, a mélange of over 500 fictive audio interviews and music, videos, print, web sites, visual art works, and ironic consumer products.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
What the Body Requires (Jaded Ibis Press, 2008), The Jiri­ Chronicles & Other Fictions (Fiction Collective Two, 2007), Prayers of an Accidental Nature (Coffee House Press, 1999), Drought & Say What You Like (New Directions, 1997)
Anthologies:
Forms at War: FC2 1999-2009 (Fiction Collective Two, 2009), Notre Dame Review: The First Ten Years (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009), Wreckage of Reason: An Anthology of Contemporary Xxperimental Prose by Women Writers (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2009), The Why and Later (Deep Cleveland Press, 2008), Brothers and Beasts An Anthology of Men on Fairy Tales (Wayne State University Press, 2007), &NOW / &THEN (Notre Dame University Press, 2005), Show + Tell: Anthology of Writing + Art (Potpourri Press, 2000), Exposures: Essays By Missouri Women (Woods Colt Press, 1997), Lovers: An Anthology (Crossing Press, 1992)
Journals:
Big Ugly Review, Chelsea, Clackamas Literary Review, Colorado-North Review, Diagram, Drunken Boat, Exquisite Corpse, First Intensity, Iowa Review, Kansas City Voices, Mad Hatters Review, Melic Review, New Delta Review, New Letters, Notre Dame Review, Out Of Nothing, Pleiades, Poetry Midwest, Poets Against the War, Prague Revue, Sleepingfish, Sou'wester, The Other Voices International Project, Zygote in My Coffee
Prizes:
• James C. McCormick Fiction Fellowship (Christopher Isherwood Foundation) • Thorpe Menn Book Award • Eyster Prize in Fiction • Diagram Innovative Fiction Award

Debra Di Blasi Resume

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Listing last updated: July 30, 2009

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Mixed Race
Prefers to work with:
Any
Born in:
Kirksville, MO
Raised in:
Unionville, MO

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