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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

Books:
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)
Anthologies:
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)
Journals:
Fiction, Gargoyle, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Glimmer Train, Witness
Prizes:
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

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English, Euskara, French
Born in:
NY
Raised in:
NY
Agent:
Mitchell Waters

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