Joanne Leedom-Ackerman

Poet, Fiction Writer

N/A
Washington, DC 20007

Author's Bio

Joanne Leedom-Ackerman is a novelist, short story writer and journalist whose works of fiction include No Marble Angels and The Dark Path to the River. She has published stories, essays and articles in books, magazines, and newspapers, including Short Stories of The Civil Rights Movement, Remembering Arthur Miller, Snakes: An Anthology of Serpent Tales, Beyond Literacy. She was the editor of The Journey of Liu Xiaobo: From Dark Horse to Nobel Laureate. She is a Vice President Emeritus of PEN International and the former International Secretary of PEN International and served as Chair of PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee and President of PEN USA. She serves on the boards of Poets and Writers, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, the American Writers Museum, the International Center for Journalists, Words Without Borders, and Refugees International. She has served on the board and as Vice President of PEN American Center, the International Crisis Group and Save the Children. She is an Emeritus Trustee of Brown University and Johns Hopkins University, where she chaired the Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University Press. A former reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, she has covered national and international issues and won awards for her writing. She has taught writing at New York University, City University of New York, Occidental College and UCLA Extension. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Texas Institute of Letters.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Anthologies:
Electric Grace: Still More Fiction by Washington Area Women (Paycock, 2007)
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Short Stories of the Civil Rights Movement (University of Georgia Press, 2006)
,
Remembering Arthur Miller (Metheun, 2005)
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Snakes: An Anthology of Serpent's Tales (M. Evans Publishing, 2002)
,
Beyond Literacy (Saybrook Publishing, 1990)
,
Fiction and Poetry by Texas Women (Texas Center for Writers Press, 1976)
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The Bicentennial Collection of Texas Short Stories (Texas Center for Writers Press, 1974)
Books:
No Marble Angels (Author's Guild Backinprint.com Edition, 2008)
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The Dark Path to the River (Author's Guild Backinprint.com Edition, 2008)
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The Dark Path to the River (Saybrook Publishing, 1988)
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No Marble Angels (Saybrook Publishing, 1987)
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No Marble Angels (Texas Center for Writers Press, 1985)

Poetry

Anthologies:
Remembering Arthur Miller (Metheun, 2005)
,
Fiction and Poetry by Texas Women (Texas Center for Writers Press, 1976)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Dallas
Raised in: 
Dallas, TX
Texas
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Last update: Sep 29, 2020