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Elizabeth Kadetsky

Author's Bio

A writer of fiction and nonfiction, I published my first book with Little Brown and Co., and it is now forthcoming in rEprint from Dzanc Books. My short stories and personal essays have appeared widely, in the New York Times, the Pushcart Prizes, Best New American Voices and many anthologies and journals. I teach fiction and creative nonfiction writing at Penn State.

Publications and Prizes

On the Island at the Center of the Center of the World (Nouvella, 2015), The Poison that Purifies You (C&R Press, 2014), First There Is a Mountain (Little Brown, 2004)
Going Hungry (Anchor Books, 2008), Best New American Voices 2008 (Harcourt, 2007), The Pushcart Prize XXIX: Best of the Small Presses (W. W. Norton & Company, 2004)
Agni, Antioch Review, Brevity, Defunct, Drunken Boat, Gettysburg Review, Greensboro Review, Guernica, Michigan Quarterly Review, Post Road, Red Rock Review, Santa Monica Review, The Cream City Review, The New York Times, TriQuarterly
Fulbright, Pushcart. two-time fellowship winner to MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists program and Ucross Foundation. I have also won scholarships to the Breadloaf, Sewanee, Wesleyan and Squaw Valley writers conferences as well as to the Albee Foundation, VCCA, St, James Cavalier Centre in Valletta, Malta, Fundacion Valparaiso, Camargo Foundation, Fondacion La Napoule, and elsewhere.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Tenth of December by George Saunders, This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz, Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen, Confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo, Moll Flanders by Daniel DeFoe
Favorite Books:
The Prime of Life, Simone de Beauvoir; The year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion; After Henry, Joan Didion; Notes of a Native Son, James Baldwin; Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov; House of Mirth, Edith Wharton; Collected Sotires, Flannery O'Connor

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Listing last updated: September 29, 2015

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Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
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Fluent in:
English, French, Spanish
Raised in:
New York City, NY
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