Eleanor Vincent

Creative Nonfiction Writer

3150 Rossmoor Parkway #2
Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Author's Bio

Eleanor Vincent’s memoir, Swimming with Maya, is a New York Times e-book bestseller that explores love, loss, and resilience following the death of her daughter. Vincent’s essays appear in several collections, including Creative Nonfiction’s anthology, At the End of Life, and This I Believe: On Motherhood. She holds an MFA from Mills College and is a member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto and the Author’s Guild.

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Literary agent: 
Sebastian Literary

Publications & Prizes

This I Believe: On Motherhood (Jossey-Bass, 2012)
At the End of Life: True stories about how we die (Creative Nonfiction Books, 2012)
Twelve Breaths a Minute: End of Life Essays (Southern Methodist University Press, 2011)
Swimming with Maya (Capital Books, 2004)
Prizes won: 

Woman of Promise Award, Feminist Writers Guild

Finalist, Independent Publisher of the Year Award

Finalist, Mary Merritt Henry Award, Mills College

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Orhan Pamuk Ann Pattchett Michael Ondaatje Tess Gallagher Sigrid Undset Ilya Kaminsky Magda Szabo
What I'm reading now: 
Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

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Cleveland, OH
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Cleveland, OH
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Last update: May 02, 2019