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Valerie Sayers

Author's Bio

My new novel, The Powers, featuring Joe DiMaggio, Dorothy Day, and Walker Evans, is composed in parallel narratives of prose and photography. I'm interested in the way artists act (or don't act) as moral witnesses, and how they formalize their responses to what Susan Sontag calls "the suffering of others." Five previous novels have recently been reissued by Northwestern University Press.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Powers (Northwestern University Press, 2013), Brain Fever (Doubleday, 1996), The Distance Between Us (Doubleday, 1996)
Anthologies:
Pushcart Prize Anthology (Pushcart Press, 2005)
Journals:
Five Points, Image, Ploughshares, Zoetrope All-Story
Prizes:
Pushcart Prize, NEA fellowship in fiction

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Listing last updated: February 28, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Irish American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Beaufort, SC
Raised in:
Beaufort, SC
Agent:
Esther Newberg

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