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Patricia Grace King

Author's Bio

Patricia Grace King grew up in North Carolina and spent years in Spain and Guatemala. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a Ph.D. in English from Emory University. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appears in Ploughshares, Narrative Magazine, Nimrod, and other journals. Her chapbooks, "The Death of Carrie Bradshaw" and "Rubia," won the Kore Press Short Fiction and the Jeanne Leiby Memorial contests, respectively. She is the recipient of a fiction fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center and is the 2013-2014 Carol Houck Smith Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She lives in the Printers Row neighborhood of Chicago with her husband. Patricia is at work on "Gringos in Paradise," a collection of linked stories set in wartime Guatemala.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
Rubia (The Florida Review Publications, 2012), The Death of Carrie Bradshaw (Kore Press, 2012)
Journals:
Narrative Magazine, Nimrod, Ploughshares, Santa Fe Writers Project
Prizes:
Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing (2013-2014), Fiction Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center, Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award, Kore Press Short Fiction Award, Pushcart Prize nomination, Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
A Writer's Diary by Virginia Woolf, Shadow of Heaven: Poems by Ellen Bryant Voigt, Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala by Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer
Favorite Books:
Mating (Rush), The Song of the Lark (Cather), Brief Encounters with Che Guevara (Fountain), The House in Paris (Bowen), To the Lighthouse (Woolf), Lives of Girls and Women (Munro), Remembering Babylon (Malouf), Cold Mountain (Frazier), Beloved (Morrison), Housekeeping (Robinson), Bel Canto (Patchett), This is Not Your City (Horrocks), The Long Night of White Chickens (Goldman)....

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Listing last updated: May 27, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
Spanish
Born in:
Charlottesville, VA
Raised in:
Hickory, NC

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