Elizabeth Kadetsky

New York, NY 10003

Author's Bio

A writer of fiction and nonfiction, I published my first book with Little Brown and Co., and it is now forthcoming in rEprint from Dzanc Books. My short stories and personal essays have appeared widely, in the New York Times, the Pushcart Prizes, Best New American Voices and many anthologies and journals. I teach fiction and creative nonfiction writing at Penn State.

Publications and Prizes

First There Is a Mountain
(Little Brown, 2004)
, On the Island at the Center of the Center of the World
(Nouvella, 2015)
, The Poison that Purifies You
(C&R Press, 2014)
Best New American Voices 2008
(Harcourt, 2007)
, Going Hungry
(Anchor Books, 2008)
, The Pushcart Prize XXIX: Best of the Small Presses
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2004)
Agni, Antioch Review, Brevity, Defunct, Drunken Boat, Gettysburg Review, Greensboro Review, Guernica, Michigan Quarterly Review, Post Road, Red Rock Review, Santa Monica Review, The Cream City Review, The New York Times, TriQuarterly
Prizes Won: 
Fulbright, Pushcart. two-time fellowship winner to MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists program and Ucross Foundation. I have also won scholarships to the Breadloaf, Sewanee, Wesleyan and Squaw Valley writers conferences as well as to the Albee Foundation, VCCA, St, James Cavalier Centre in Valletta, Malta, Fundacion Valparaiso, Camargo Foundation, Fondacion La Napoule, and elsewhere.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Tenth of December by George Saunders
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen
Confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo
Moll Flanders by Daniel DeFoe

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
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Fluent in: 
English, French, Spanish
Raised in: 
New York City, NY
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Last updated: Sep 29, 2015