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Mindy Lewis

Author's Bio

Mindy Lewis is the author of Life Inside: A Memoir (Washington Square Press) and the editor of Dirt: The Quirks, Habits and Passions of Keeping House (Seal Press). Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek, Lilith, Body & Soul, Poets & Writers, Arts & Letters, Many Mountains Moving, New Letters, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, online, and in anthologies. She leads a Poets & Writers workshop at Kew Gardens Community Center, and has also taught at Brooklyn College, Hudson Valley Writers' Center, and as a visiting writer at George Mason University and SUNY. In 2015, she was awarded New Letters Dorothy Cappon Prize for Best Essay. She has been a resident writer at the Banff Centre, Byrdcliffe, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and will serve as faculty at the 2016 Cape Cod Writers Center Conference.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Dirt: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House (Seal Press, 2009), Life Inside: A Memoir (Washington Square Press, 2003)
Anthologies:
Dirt: The Quirks, Habits and Passions of Keeping House (Seal Press, 2009), Women's Encounters with the Mental Health Establishment (The Haworth Press, 2002), Voices From the Couch (America House, 2001)
Journals:
Arts & Letters, Lilith, Many Mountains Moving, New Letters, Poets & Writers, Psychoanalytic Perspectives
Prizes:
2015 New Letters Dorothy Cappon Prize for Best Essay

Mindy Lewis Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp, My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Esther and Ruzya by Masha Gessen, The Best American Essays 2015 by Ariel Levy / Robert Atwan, Lena Finkel's Magic Barrel by Anya Ulinich

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Listing last updated: January 14, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
New York, NY
Agent:
Tracy Brown

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