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Nancy Kline

Author's Bio

For years I wrote fiction, but these days it's creative nonfiction that draws me, especially memoirs and essays (long and short) of place. I've written and published nonfiction narratives set in France, Cambodia, Los Angeles, and sub-Saharan Africa, and am currently at work on an anthology of these and other pieces entitled OTHER GEOGRAPHIES. I've just completed a book-length memoir about growing up gay and on the Left, in Greenwich Village and Woodstock, during the McCarthy era. And having published translations of the modern French poets Char, Eluard, Gaspar, Laforgue, and Supervielle, I'm looking for my next translation project.

Publications and Prizes

Selected Prose & Poetry of Jules Supervielle (Black Widow Press, 2014), René Char's Furor and Mystery and Other Writings (Black Widow Press, 2011), Paul Eluard's Capital of Pain (Black Widow Press, 2006), The Faithful (Morrow, 1968)
Best Women's Travel Writing 2011 (Travelers' Tales, 2011), Still Going Strong (Haworth Press, 2006), The Source of the Spring (Conari Press, 1998)
Ascent, Boston Globe Magazine, Chelsea, Colorado Quarterly, Hawaii Pacific Review, Hyperion, Massachusetts Review, Persimmon Tree, Playgirl, Saranac Review, Sinister Wisdom, Stone Canoe, The Prose-Poem Project, Upstreet, Weber Studies, World Hum
National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Grant; First Prize, Minnesota Review Fiction Contest; Residency-Fellowships to MacDowell, VCCA, UCross, Yaddo, and others.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Jésus selon Mahomet by Jérôme Prieur & Gérard Mordillat, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Favorite Books:
Portrait of a Lady God on the Rocks, The Man in the Wooden Hat, Old Filth L'Amant
Favorite Authors:
As per above, Henry James, Jane Gardam, Marguerite Duras--and always René Char

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Listing last updated: September 27, 2016

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
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Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
Greenwich Village, NY

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