Janet Burroway

N2484 Elgin Club Drive
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone: 
262-581-7309

Author's Bio

I have spent most of my career as a novelist (8 to date), though I am better known for the textbooks Writing Fiction and Imaginative Writing. In my retirement years I have moved to memoir and playwriting, glad to have ended up in Chicago where the theatre is superb.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Cutting Stone
(Houghton Mifflin, 1992)
, Embalming Mom
(University of Iowa Press, 2002)
, Opening Nights
(Atheneum, 1986)
Anthologies: 
Between Mother and Sons
(Scribner, 1999)
, The Writer on Her Work
(Norton, 2000)
, We Are What We Ate
(Harcourt Brace, 1998)
Journals: 
Five Points, New Letters, New Virginia Review, Ninth Letter, Prairie Schooner
Prizes Won: 
Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing (Florida Humanities Council), NEA Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Reva Shiner Prize for Playwriting, Caroline Benton Cockefaire Dist Writer in Residence (UMKC), RCA/NBC Fellow in Playwriting (Yale), etc.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
,
The Toss of a Lemon by Padma Viswanathan
,
The Next Species by Michael Tenneson
,
Camp Happiness by Sharon Solwitz

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
European American
Prefers to work with: 
Seniors
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Tucson
Raised in: 
Phoenix, AZ
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Last updated: Jul 11, 2016