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Darnell Arnoult

Author's Bio

Darnell Arnoult is the prize-winning author of What Travels With Us: Poems (LSU Press) and the novel Sufficient Grace (Free Press). Her shorter works have appeared in a variety of journals. Arnoult holds an MFA from University of Memphis and MA from NC State, and is a regular faculty member of the Duke Writers Workshop, Tennessee Young Writers Workshop, John C. Campbell Folk School, and Learning Events.

Publications and Prizes

Sufficient Grace (Free Press, 2006), What Travels With Us: Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2005)
Appalachian Heritage, Asheville Poetry Review, Nantahala Review, Now and Then, Sandhills Review, Southern Cultures, Southern Exposure, Southwest Review
Arnoult is a recipient of the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Literature, SIBA Poetry Book of the Year, Mary Frances Hobson Medal for Arts and Letters, and in 2007 was named Tennessee Writer of the Year by the Tennessee Writers Alliance.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen, The Joy of Teaching by Peter Filene
Favorite Books:
Fair and Tender Ladies and Saving Grace by Lee Smith Facing the Music, On Fire, and Joe by Larry Brown If You Want Me To Stay by Michael Parker Child of God by Cormac McCarthy Final Vinyl Days and Going Away Shoes by Jill McCorkle Leaving Cheyenne and Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry The Things They Carried and In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien Places in the World a Woman Could Walk by Janet Kauffman How Far She Went by Mary Hood The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty Sharpshooter Blues and Wolf Whistle by Lewis Nordan Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail by Louise Shivers Ellen Foster and A Virtuous Woman by Kay Gibbons A Fight in the Doctors Office by Cary Holladay The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Favorite Authors:
Lee Smith Larry Brown Jill McCorkle Pamela Duncan William Faulkner Eudora Welty Flannery O'Connor Lewis Nordan

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Listing last updated: November 4, 2009

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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Born in:
Martinsville, VA
Raised in:
Martinsville and surrounding county, VA
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