Cheryl Walsh

Fiction Writer

924 Walnut St
Iowa City, IA 52240-3342
Phone: 
319 351-4796
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Author's Bio

Cheryl Walsh is the author of the novel Unequal Temperament, forthcoming from Buffalo Books and the University Press of Kansas in 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 the anthology Imagination and Place: Cartography, the audio magazine The Drum, and such literary 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 100-year-old house with her husband, Australian photographer Bruce Hart.

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
Imagination & Place: Cartography (Imagination and Place Press, 2013)
Book:
Unequal Temperament (Buffalo Books, 2023)
Journals:
Cicada
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William & Mary Review
Prizes won: 

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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Celtic American, Feminist, Irish American, Norwegian American, Scandinavian American, White
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Flint, MI
Michigan
Raised in: 
Flint, MI
Michigan
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Last update: Jun 14, 2021