Danuta Hinc

Fiction Writer

University of Maryland Department of English
College Park, MD 20742

Author's Bio

Danuta Hinc was born and raised in Poland and came to the United States at the age of twenty-six. She graduated with an M.A. in Philology from the University of Gdańsk in 1991 when her dissertation titled, Historia Literatury Jarosława Marka Rymkiewicza, won the Polish National Competition for the best dissertation is the Humanities.  She completed three years of postgraduate studies at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw under the mentorship of the distinguished Professor, Maria Janion. She later received an M.F.A. from Bennington College in 2016 where she was awarded the Barry Hannah Merit Scholarship in Fiction.

Her first novel, To Kill the Other, which imagines a life of a young boy who becomes a terrorist, was described by Midwest Book Review as “A fascinating and well written story, To Kill the Other is a highly recommended pick, not to be missed.” Hinc’s essays and short fiction have appeared most recently in the Literary HubWashingtonian Magazine, Popula, The Brick House, Consequence Magazine among others.

She is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of English at University of Maryland where she teaches writing.


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Literary Hub
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Barry Hannah Merit Scholarship in Fiction

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Last update: May 25, 2022