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M. M. De Voe

Author's Bio

I write about identity. What makes a person? Is personal identity a choice, or something imposed by society? I like to experment in form and voice, and I strongly feel that all truth lies in verisimiltude, not in reality.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
The Wordstock Ten (Franklin, Beedle & Associates, 2009), The Best of the First Line: Editors' Picks: 2002-2006 (Blue Cubicle Press, LLC, 2008), Stirring up a Storm (Thunder's Mouth Press, 2005), Lithuania: In Her Own Words (Tyto Alba, 1997)
Journals:
America, Bee Museum: The Journal of Baltic Writers in English, Bellevue Literary Review, Green Mountains Review, Literal Latte, Lithuanian Heritage Magazine, Mississippi Review, New Millennium Writings, New York, Prism International, Sojourn, The First Line, The Oklahoma Review
Prizes:
M. M. De Voe has won awards, mention, made finalist, or been shortlisted for the following awards: •The 1997 Raymond Carver Short Fiction Competition •PRISM: international 1999 Short Fiction Competition •Phoebe’s 2001 Short Story Contest •The Lyric’s 1990 National Poetry Contest •nowCulture.com’s 1998 Annual Poetry Contest •H. E. Francis Short Story Competition 2002 •Fish Publishing’s 2003 Short Story Prize •The 2004 Bellwether Prize (unpublished novel) •The 2004 Dana Awards (unpublished novel) •The 2005 Pushcart Prize (short story) •The 2006 Pushcart Prize (short story) •The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation 2006 Novel Competition •Best of the First Line 2006 (short story) •The 2007 Pushcart Prize (short story) •2007 Best of the ‘Net (short story) •2007 Best of the Web (short story) •Sojourn’s 2007 Editor’s Choice Award (Work in Fiction) •2008 Fellowship to the SLS Literary Seminar in St. Petersburg, Russia •2009 Wordstock Short Fiction Competition She won the Regina Russo Outstanding Recent Graduate Award in June 1999, and has been listed in Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in the World since 2004.

M. M. De Voe Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Beautiful Evidence by Tufte, Ilium by Dan Simmons, Caucasia by Dazny Senna, Until I Find You by John Irving, Samedi the Deafness by Jesse Ball
Favorite Authors:
Richard Powers, Kazuo Ishiguro, Vladimir Nabokov, Gogol, Lewis Carroll, Ian McEwan, Victor LaValle, the list goes on...

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: February 27, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Baltic American, Lithuanian American
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Children, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
Born in:
College Station, TX
Raised in:
College Station, TX

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