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Valerie Nieman

Author's Bio

Valerie Nieman is the author of three novels, the most recent being Blood Clay, 2012 winner of the Eric Hoffer Award in General Fiction and a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Prize. Her 1988 novel Neena Gathering was returned to print as a classic in the post-apocalyptic genre. Her debut poetry collection, Wake Wake Wake, was joined by a new book, Hotel Worthy, in 2015. A graduate of West Virginia University and Queens University of Charlotte, she is a former newspaper reporter and editor. She now teaches creative writing at North Carolina A&T State University.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Hotel Worthy (Press 53, 2015), Blood Clay (Press 53, 2011), Survivors (Van Neste Books, 2010), Wake Wake Wake (Press 53, 2006), Fidelities (West Virginia University Press, 2004)
Chapbooks:
How We Live (State Street Press, 1988), Slipping Out of Old Eve (Sing Heavenly Muse!, 1986)
Anthologies:
The Southern Poetry Anthology: Vol. VII North Carolina (Texas Review Press, 2015), And Love (Jacar Press, 2013), Keeping Track (Main Street Rag Press, 2013), The Sound of Poets Cooking (Jacar Press, 2011), After ShocksThe Poetry of Recovery for Life-Shattering Events (Sante Lucia Books, 2009), One Paycheck Away (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2003), Arthurian Literature by Women (Garland Publishing, 1999), Modern Arthurian Literature (Garland Publishing, 1992)
Journals:
Antietam Review, Canary, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Crab Creek Review, Green Mountains Review, International Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, New Letters, North Carolina Literary Review, Poetry, Solo Cafe, storySouth, West Branch
Prizes:
NC Arts Fellowship, NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, WV Commission on the Arts grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women grant, Greg Grummer Prize in Poetry, only two-time winner of the Elizabeth Simpson Smith prize in fiction, Byron Herbert Reece Prize, Nazim Hikmet Prize

Valerie Nieman Resume

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Listing last updated: July 8, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Appalachian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Born in:
Jamestown, NY
Raised in:
NY

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