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Patricia Eakins

Patricia Eakins

Author's Bio

I wanted to create stories that read as if they came from the body of lost history. I had the sense, and have it now, that most of the history of most of the world has necessarily always been lost. And partly I wrote the stories to console myself for this loss, which I felt as a wound — a wound in the world, but also a personal wound, a loss as 'original' to me as some people think sin is to mankind. A powerful sense of challenge and joy resides for me in the notion that there is a vast repository of untold story I can make and remake.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Reading Patricia Eakins (University Press of Orleans, France, 2002), The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste, Father & Mother, First & Last (New York University Press, 1999), The Hungry Girls and Other Stories (Cadmus Editions, 1989)
Journals:
American Letters & Commentary, Conjunctions, Fiction International, Iowa Review, nycBigCityLit.com, Paris Review, Parnassus, Sensitive Skin, Sources, Storia, The Same, Third Bed
Prizes:
NYU Press Prize for Fiction, Capricorn Prize of the Writer's Voice, two NEA creative-writing fellowships, Aga Khan Prize from the Paris Review, NYFA literary fellowship.

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Listing last updated: June 11, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Other
Prefers to work with:
Any
Born in:
Philadelphia, PA
Raised in:
Detroit, MI
Agent:
Martha Millard

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