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Lucy Honig

Author's Bio

I've published two novels and two collections of short fiction and, while the rest of life happens, am working on a new one of each. About my last novel, Waiting for Rescue (2009): "In prose alternately lyrical and pragmatic, Lucy Honig evokes above all the chaotic sense of vertigo that comes from suddenly feeling a shrinking Earth spin uncontrollably under our feet." Boston Globe. About The Truly Needy: “Lucy Honig’s work possesses a startling, unnerving moral energy; it is work that tells us a good deal about who we are—work that addresses darker moments, and yet, does so without moralistic bombast—rather, with a talented writer’s illuminating , disarming irony.”—Robert Coles "Honig's characters never degenerate into types or sink into self-pity, but soldier on, displaying courage in untenable situations and compassion where we might least expect to find it." New York Times.

Publications and Prizes

Waiting for Rescue (Counterpoint Press, 2009), Open Season (Scala House, 2002), The Truly Needy & Other Stories (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999), Picking Up (Tilbury House, 1986)
Twenty: Best of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001), Prize Stories: O. Henry Awards (Doubleday, 1996), Prize Stories: O. Henry Awards (Doubleday, 1992), Best American Short Stories (Houghton Mifflin, 1988)
Fiction, Gargoyle, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Glimmer Train, Witness
Drue Heinz Literature Prize (1999); O.Henry Awards (1996, 1992); D.H. Lawrence Fellowship (1986); Finalist L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award (2003); Maine Novel Award; Open Voice Award; Best American Short Stories.

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Listing last updated: November 29, 2012

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Fiction Writer
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Fluent in:
English, Euskara, French
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Mitchell Waters

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