Joanne Leedom-Ackerman

Washington, DC 20007

Author's Bio

Joanne Leedom-Ackerman is a novelist, short story writer and journalist whose works of fiction include No Marble Angels and The Dark Path to the River. She has published stories, essays and articles in books, magazines, and newspapers, including Short Stories of The Civil Rights Movement, Remembering Arthur Miller, Snakes: An Anthology of Serpent Tales, Beyond Literacy. She is a Vice President of PEN International and the former International Secretary of PEN International and served as Chair of PEN International Writers in Prison Committee and President of PEN USA. She serves on the boards of Poets and Writers, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, the International Center for Journalists, Words Without Borders, the International Crisis Group, and Refugees International, and she has served on the boards of PEN American Center, Johns Hopkins University, Brown University and Save the Children. A former reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, she has covered national and international issues and won awards for her writing. She has taught writing at New York University, City University of New York, Occidental College and UCLA Extension. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Texas Institute of Letters.

Publications and Prizes

No Marble Angels
(Saybrook Publishing, 1987)
, No Marble Angels
(Texas Center for Writers Press, 1985)
, No Marble Angels
(Author's Guild Edition, 2008)
, The Dark Path to the River
(Saybrook Publishing, 1988)
, The Dark Path to the River
(Author's Guild Edition, 2008)
Beyond Literacy
(Saybrook Publishing, 1990)
, Electric Grace: Still More Fiction by Washington Area Women
(Paycock, 2007)
, Fiction and Poetry by Texas Women
(Texas Center for Writers Press, 1976)
, Remembering Arthur Miller
(Metheun, 2005)
, Short Stories of the Civil Rights Movement
(University of Georgia Press, 2006)
, Snakes: An Anthology of Serpent's Tales
(M. Evans Publishing, 2002)
, The Bicentennial Collection of Texas Short Stories
(Texas Center for Writers Press, 1974)

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Dallas, TX
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Last updated: Feb 21, 2017