Margo Perin

Creative Nonfiction Writer

c/o Whoa Nelly Press 3442 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: 
415-285-5715

Author's Bio

Margo Perin is the author of the novel The Opposite of Hollywood and contributing editor of Only the Dead Can Kill: Stories from Jail and How I Learned to Cook & Other Writings on Complex Mother-Daughter Relationships. Her poem Spiral of Gratitude is installed in a permanent public memorial in San Francisco. A nominee for the Pushcart Prize, she has been featured in Heyday/PEN’s Fightin’ Words, The San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Mexico’s El Petit Journal, Holland’s Psycologie, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, KRON 4 TV, CultureConnect TV, KALW, KPFA, WAMC, and at Litquake and BookGroupExpo. Her awards include grants from P&W, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Creative Work Fund, and residences at Hedgebrook and Norcroft. Visit her at www.margoperin.com.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Fightin' Words: 25 Years of Provocative Poetry and Prose (Heyday Books, 2014)
,
Only the Dead Can Kill: Stories from Jail (Community Works/West, 2006)
,
How I Learned to Cook & Other Writings on Complex Mother Daughter Relationships (A Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2004)
Journals:
Painted Hills Review
,
Tenderloin Times
,
Treasure House
Prizes won: 

Booksense Bestseller for Reading Groups;
Professional and Amateur Writers Association, Honorary Mention for Creative Nonfiction;
North Texas Professional Writers Association Prize for Creative Nonfiction;
Nomination for the Pushcart Prize for Short Fiction;
Semi-Finalist for James Award for Fiction of the Heekin Foundation;
Treasure House Prize for Short Fiction;
Paintbrush Award for Short Fiction

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
various, NONE
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Last update: Nov 04, 2015