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Enid Shomer

Author's Bio

Enid Shomer’s work appears in The New Yorker, Atlantic, etc. She is the author of four books of poetry and two of fiction, most recently Tourist Season: Stories, which won the Gold Medal from the State of Florida and was chosen for Barnes and Noble’s “Discover Great New Writers.” The recipient of two NEA fellowships in poetry, she is the editor of the University of Arkansas Press Poetry Series. Her novel THE TWELVE ROOMS OF THE NILE is forthcoming here and abroad from Simon & Schuster.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Tourist Season and Other Stories (Random House, 2007), Stars at Noon (University of Arkansas Press, 2001), Black Drum (University of Arkansas Press, 1997), Imaginary Men (University of Iowa Press, 1993), This Close to the Earth (University of Arkansas Press, 1992)
Anthologies:
Literature: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics, 2004)
Journals:
Atlantic Monthly, Georgia Review, Modern Maturity, New Criterion, Paris Review, Poetry, The New Yorker
Prizes:
Two NEA Fellowships;three fellowships from the state of Florida; Iowa Prize; Southern Review/LSU Fiction Prize; Gold Medal in fiction (for TOURIST SEASON (Random House, 2007)from the state of Florida; twice included in NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH: THE YEAR'S BEST; Guy Owen Prize; Balch Prize (Virginia Quarterly Rev.); Poetry's Eunice Tietjen's Award, Poetry Society's Celia B. Wagner Prize; Washington Prize, and many others.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Alice Munro, Don DeLillo, A.S. Byatt, Nicole Krauss, Simon Mawer, Shari Holman.

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: June 28, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
Hebrew
Born in:
Washington, DC
Raised in:
Washington, DC

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