Margaret Hermes

Fiction Writer

6107 Kingsbury Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63112
314 726-5683

Author's Bio

Her published/performed work includes a mystery novel, The Phoenix Nest (Contemporary Books, Inc., and in German as Das Phönix-Nest, Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag) and book and lyrics for a stage adaptation of an Oscar Wilde fable, The Birthday of the Infanta (Metro Theatre Company). Dozens of her short stories have been published in journals (Fiction International, The Literary Review, River Styx, Laurel Review) and anthologies (University Press of Mississippi, Antares Press). When not writing, she concentrates her energies on environmental issues.

Publications & Prizes

Relative Strangers (Carolina Wren Press, 2012)
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Margaret Hermes’s story collection, Relative Strangers (Carolina Wren/Blair), was chosen by Jill McCorkle as winner of the Doris Bakwin Book Award and given a special second place award in the 2012 Balcones Fiction Prize competition. Several individual stories have also won or been finalists in competitions (Glimmer Train, River Styx, and others).

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Chicago, IL
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Last update: May 02, 2019