Diane Wald


Dedham, MA
Massachusetts US

Author's Bio

Diane Wald’s novel Gillyflower was published in April 2019 by She Writes Press and won first place in the novella category from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, first place in the novella category from American Book Fest, first place in Fiction: Novella from International Book Awards, and a bronze medal from Reader’s Favorite. You can read more about Gillyflower at www.gillyflowernovel.com. My Famous Brain, her second novel with She Writes Press, was published in October 2021, and has won first place in Visionary Fiction from the New York City Big Books Awards, and first place in Visionary Fiction, New Adult Fiction, and Speculative Fiction from the Firebird Book Awards. You can read more about My Famous Brain at www.myfamousbrain.com. Diane has also published more than 250 poems in literary magazines. She the recipient of a two-year fellowship in poetry from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and has been awarded the Grolier Poetry Prize, The Denny Award, The Open Voice Award, and the Anne Halley Award. She also received a state grant from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts. She has published four print chapbooks and won the Green Lake Chapbook Award. An electronic chapbook appears on the Mudlark website. Her book Lucid Suitcase was published by Red Hen Press in 1999 and her second book, The Yellow Hotel, was published by Verse Press in the fall of 2002. Wonderbender, her third poetry collection, was published by 1913 Press in 2011. A fourth poetry collection, The Warhol Pillows, was published in 2021 by Finishing Line Press. Her new novel, The Bayrose Files, is forthcoming from Regal House Publishing.


Publications & Prizes

The Warhol Pillows (Finishing Line Press, 2019)
Wonderbender (1913 Press, 2011)
The Yellow Hotel (Verse Press, 2002)
Lucid Suitcase (Red Hen Press, 1999)
Double Mirror (Runaway Spoon Press, 1996)
My Hat That Was Dreaming (Literary Renaissance, 1994)

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Paterson, NJ
New Jersey
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Ramsey, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Jun 09, 2023