Lucy Honig

111 Perkins St. Apt. #199
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Author's Bio

I've published two novels and two collections of short fiction and, while the rest of life happens, am working on a new one of each. About my last novel, Waiting for Rescue (2009): "In prose alternately lyrical and pragmatic, Lucy Honig evokes above all the chaotic sense of vertigo that comes from suddenly feeling a shrinking Earth spin uncontrollably under our feet." Boston Globe. About The Truly Needy: “Lucy Honig’s work possesses a startling, unnerving moral energy; it is work that tells us a good deal about who we are—work that addresses darker moments, and yet, does so without moralistic bombast—rather, with a talented writer’s illuminating , disarming irony.”—Robert Coles "Honig's characters never degenerate into types or sink into self-pity, but soldier on, displaying courage in untenable situations and compassion where we might least expect to find it." New York Times.

Publications and Prizes

Open Season
(Scala House, 2002)
, Picking Up
(Tilbury House, 1986)
, The Truly Needy & Other Stories
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999)
, Waiting for Rescue
(Counterpoint Press, 2009)
Best American Short Stories
(Houghton Mifflin, 1988)
, Prize Stories: O. Henry Awards
(Doubleday, 1996)
, Prize Stories: O. Henry Awards
(Doubleday, 1992)
, Twenty: Best of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001)
Fiction, Gargoyle Magazine, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Glimmer Train, Witness
Prizes Won: 
Drue Heinz Literature Prize (1999); O.Henry Awards (1996, 1992); D.H. Lawrence Fellowship (1986); Finalist L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award (2003); Maine Novel Award; Open Voice Award; Best American Short Stories.

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Fiction Writer
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English, Euskara, French
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Last updated: Nov 29, 2012