Paulette Livers

1637 West Julian Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Author's Bio

Paulette Livers is the author of the novel CEMENTVILLE (Counterpoint, 2014), long-listed for the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan Prize for First Novel, and short-listed for the Chicago Writers Association's fiction book of the year. She is the recipient of awards, residencies, and fellowships from the Artcroft Foundation, Aspen Writers Foundation, the Bedell Foundation, Center for the American West, Denver Women’s Press Club, Key West Literary Seminars, Ox-Bow Artists Residence, and others. Her stories have appeared in lit journals including Southwest Review, Dos Passos Review, Spring Gun Press, and the audio-journal Bound Off. She is a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and lives in Chicago.

Publications and Prizes

(Counterpoint Press, 2014)
Bound Off, Dogzplot, Palimpsest, Southwest Review, The Dos Passos Review
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Livers was awarded the 2012 Meyerson Prize for Fiction for an excerpt from her novel, "Cementville." Her stories have been shortlisted for the UK's Bridport Prize and Chicago Writers Association's Fiction book of 2014, long listed for the Center for Fiction's Flaherty Prize, and received Honorable Mentions from Red Hen Press, Kentucky Women Writers Conference, and Writers at Work. She was the Bedell Scholar at Aspen Summer Words and received an emerging writer's fellowship to attend the Key West Literary Seminar.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem
The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai
Almanac of the Invisible, Poems by Leatha Kendrick
Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler
See How Small by Scott Blackwood

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Bardstown, KY
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Last updated: Dec 11, 2014