Patricia Eakins

New York, NY 10033-1755
(212) 928-4227

Author's Bio

I wanted to create stories that read as if they came from the body of lost history. I had the sense, and have it now, that most of the history of most of the world has necessarily always been lost. And partly I wrote the stories to console myself for this loss, which I felt as a wound — a wound in the world, but also a personal wound, a loss as 'original' to me as some people think sin is to mankind. A powerful sense of challenge and joy resides for me in the notion that there is a vast repository of untold story I can make and remake.

Publications and Prizes

Reading Patricia Eakins
(University Press of Orleans, France, 2002)
, The Hungry Girls and Other Stories
(Cadmus Editions, 1989)
, The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste, Father & Mother, First & Last
(New York University Press, 1999)
The Brownstone Poets 2014 Anthology
(Brownstone Poets, 2015)
American Letters & Commentary, Conjunctions, Fiction International, Iowa Review,, Paris Review, Parnassus, Sensitive Skin, Sources, Storia, The Same, Third Bed
Prizes Won: 
NYU Press Prize for Fiction, Capricorn Prize of the Writer's Voice, two NEA creative-writing fellowships, Aga Khan Prize from the Paris Review, NYFA literary fellowship.

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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Detroit, MI
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Last updated: Apr 29, 2015