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Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Author's Bio

Recent books: Two-Part Inventions (novel); See You in the Dark (poetry); The Writing on the Wall (novel); Not Now, Voyager (memoir); earlier novels: Rough Strife, Balancing Acts, Leaving Brooklyn, The Fatigue Artist, In the Family Way; Disturbances in the Field. Story collections: Acquainted With the Night; The Melting Pot; Referred Pain. Poems: In Solitary. Translations from Italian: Smoke Over Birkenau, by Liana Millu; A Place to Live: Selected Essays of Natalia Ginzburg. I teach at the Bennington Writing Seminars and in Columbia University's MFA program. Website: Lynnesharonschwartz.com

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Not Now, Voyager (Counterpoint Press, 2007), Disturbances in the Field (Counterpoint Press, 2005), The Writing on the Wall (Counterpoint Press, 2005), Referred Pain (Counterpoint Press, 2004), In Solitary (Sheep Meadow Press, 2002), Face to Face (Beacon Press, 2000), In the Family Way (Morrow, 1999), The Fatigue Artist (Scribner, 1999), Ruined by Reading (Beacon Press, 1996), Leaving Brooklyn (Houghton Mifflin, 1989), The Melting Pot and Other Subversive Stories (Harper & Row, 1987), Acquainted With the Night and other Stories (Harper & Row, 1984), Balancing Acts (Harper & Row, 1982), Rough Strife (Harper & Row, 1980)
Prizes:
Guggenheim Fellowship; NEA Fellowships in Fiction and Translation; NYS Foundation for the Arts Fellowship; PEN Renato Poggioli Award for Translation, Pushcart Prizes, etc.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Open City by Teju Cole

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Listing last updated: June 22, 2013

More Information

Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
New York, NY
Agent:
Peter Matson

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