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Joelle Fraser

Author's Bio

My background is in journalism, and I mostly write creative nonfiction, both personal and journalistic essays. I've written two memoirs and am now working on a novel.

Publications and Prizes

The Forest House (Counterpoint Press, 2013), The Territory of Men: A Memoir (Random House, 2002)
Crazyhorse, Fourth Genre, Hawaii Pacific Review, High Desert Journal, Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Zyzzyva
I'm a MacDowell Fellow; won the San Francisco Foundation award for Nonfiction; was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. My essay "Inspiration Point," from Crazyhorse, was recognized by Christopher Hitchens in the 2010 Best American Essays anthology 2010.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Midwinter Blood by Mons Kallentoft, The Name of the World by Denis Johnson
Favorite Books:
Oh that's too tough--dozens...
Favorite Authors:
Joan Didion, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, George Pelecanos, Pete Dexter...dozens more again...

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Listing last updated: January 8, 2013

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Creative Nonfiction Writer
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Born in:
San Francisco, CA
Raised in:
Northwest and Hawaii, CA

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