Sally Pfoutz

15879 Short Hill Road
Purcellville, VA 20132

Author's Bio

Bio Two published novels, Missing Person and Red-tail; and a book of poetry: “Tree and Shadow,” (Wild Leaf Press). Twenty essays and over 50 artist profiles in élan magazine. Work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Country Magazine, the anthology Grace & Gravity, and various literary magazines including: Phoebe, Fugue, New Collage and Hot Metal Bridge. One-act play, "Something to Hold Onto" was performed by Sterling Playmakers in June 2009. B.A. in English Literature from American University. I have recently completed a novel based on the true story of Levi Hochstetler Dying to Live about an Amish man who faked his death in order to leave.

Publications and Prizes

Missing Person
(Viking/Penguin, 1993)
elan Magazine, Hot Metal Bridge, Washington Post
Tree and Shadow
(Wild Leaf Press, 2016)
Prizes Won: 
2001 Alice Abel National Literary Award

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
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Identifies as: 
English American
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Washington, DC
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Last updated: Feb 13, 2014