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Janet Burroway

Author's Bio

I have spent most of my career as a novelist (8 to date), though I am better known for the textbooks Writing Fiction and Imaginative Writing. In my retirement years I have moved to memoir and playwriting, glad to have ended up in Chicago where the theatre is superb.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Embalming Mom (University of Iowa Press, 2002), Cutting Stone (Houghton Mifflin, 1992), Opening Nights (Atheneum, 1986)
Anthologies:
The Writer on Her Work (Norton, 2000), Between Mother and Sons (Scribner, 1999), We Are What We Ate (Harcourt Brace, 1998)
Journals:
Five Points, New Letters, New Virginia Review, Ninth Letter, Prairie Schooner
Prizes:
Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing (Florida Humanities Council), NEA Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Reva Shiner Prize for Playwriting, Caroline Benton Cockefaire Dist Writer in Residence (UMKC), RCA/NBC Fellow in Playwriting (Yale), etc.

Janet Burroway Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson, The Toss of a Lemon by Padma Viswanathan, The Next Species by Michael Tenneson, Camp Happiness by Sharon Solwitz
Favorite Books:
Middlemarch, The Inheritors, The Language Instinct, Portrait of a Lady, Lady Oracle, We Agreed to Meet Just Here
Favorite Authors:
too many to list, unable to choose

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Listing last updated: July 11, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
European American
Prefers to work with:
Seniors
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Tucson, AZ
Raised in:
Phoenix, AZ
Agent:
Emma Sweeney

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