Cheryl Walsh

Fiction Writer

Iowa City, IA
Iowa US

Author's Bio

Cheryl Walsh is the author of the novel Unequal Temperament (American Buffalo Books, 2023). She earned a master’s degree in history at Cornell University and then followed the tug of fabrication to take her M.F.A. in fiction writing at Virginia Commonwealth University. In her former life as a scholar, she published articles in the peer-reviewed journals Victorian Poetry, the Journal of British Studies, and English Language Notes. More recently, her creative work has appeared in Short Édition, the online journals Embark and Burningword, the audio magazine The Drum, and such print magazines as Confrontation, Cicada, and The MacGuffin, among others. She has been awarded writing residencies with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. A native Michigander and graduate of Michigan State University, she has traded in lake-effect snow squalls for prairie blizzards and now lives in Iowa City, where she shares a 110-year-old house with her husband, Australian photographer Bruce Hart.

Publications & Prizes

Imagination & Place: Cartography (Imagination and Place Press, 2013)
Unequal Temperament (Buffalo Books, 2023)
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William & Mary Review
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Buffalo Books Fiction Prize (2021)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Margaret Laurence, Richard Russo, Louise Erdrich, Kazuo Ishiguro, Jane Austen, P. D. James, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Per Petterson, Penelope Lively, Raymond Chandler

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Feminist, Irish American, Norwegian American, Scandinavian American, White
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Born in: 
Flint, MI
Raised in: 
Flint, MI
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Last update: Nov 03, 2023