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Sally Pfoutz

Author's Bio

Bio Two published novels, Missing Person and Red-tail; and a book of poetry: “Tree and Shadow,” (Wild Leaf Press). Twenty essays and over 50 artist profiles in élan magazine. Work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Country Magazine, the anthology Grace & Gravity, and various literary magazines including: Phoebe, Fugue, New Collage and Hot Metal Bridge. One-act play, "Something to Hold Onto" was performed by Sterling Playmakers in June 2009. B.A. in English Literature from American University. I have recently completed a novel based on the true story of Levi Hochstetler Dying to Live about an Amish man who faked his death in order to leave.

Publications and Prizes

Missing Person (Viking/Penguin, 1993)
Tree and Shadow (Wild Leaf Press, 2016)
elan Magazine, Hot Metal Bridge, Washington Post
2001 Alice Abel National Literary Award

Sally Pfoutz Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud, The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud, When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka, behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Favorite Books:
The Woman Upstairs, Wild, Housekeeping, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Cane River, The Education of Little Tree, Beautiful Joe, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn & MANY MORE
Favorite Authors:
Elizabeth Strout, Claire Messud, Maurice Sendak, and many more.

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Listing last updated: February 13, 2014

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Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
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English American
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Born in:
Washington, DC
Raised in:
Washington, DC

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