Julia Fierro

Fiction Writer

New York, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

Julia Fierro is the author of Cutting Teeth, a novel, to be released by St. Martin’s Press on May 13, 2014, and available for preorder now.
Her writing has been published, or is forthcoming, in Guernica Magazine, The Millions, Poets & Writers, Flavorwire, and other publications, and she has been profiled in the L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, The Observer and The Economist.
In 2002, Julia founded The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, and what started as eight writers meeting in her Brooklyn kitchen has grown into a creative home for over 2000 writers.
She continues to teach the Post-MFA Workshop and Advanced Novel-Writing Workshop at Sackett Street, and edits novel manuscripts for select students. Manuscripts Julia has recently edited include novels and story collections published by Riverhead, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Harper Collins and other presses.
Julia is a graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow and worked with Marilynne Robinson, Francine Prose, Lan Samantha Chang, Ethan Canin, Frank Conroy and Chris Offutt.
She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, writer Justin Feinstein, and their two children.
Julia’s work is represented by Maria Massie of Lippincott, Massie & McQuilkin.
Photo by Natalie Brasington

Publications & Prizes

Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer (Random House, 2008)
Cutting Teeth (St. Martin's Press, 2014)
Prizes won: 

Finalist, 2013 Above & Beyond Literary Citizenship Award
Barbara Deming Women in the Arts Award
Teaching-Writing Fellow, Iowa Writers' Workshop 2001-2002

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Life Drawing by Robin Black, Someone by Alice McDermott, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots by Jessica Soffer, Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon

More Information

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Fluent in: 
English, Italian
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Raised in: 
Huntington, NY
New York
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Last update: Dec 02, 2013