Monica Hileman

Fiction Writer

473 Broadway #12
Medford, MA 02155

Author's Bio

I loved to read as a child but didn't think of becoming a writer. That didn't seem in the realm of possibility. I might have known in high school English class by the effect a short story by Roald Dahl had on me. (Garde au chien, the one about a RAF pilot who wakes up in a hospital.) It took a few years and a stack of filled notebooks for me to realize it was what I couldn't not do.

Publications & Prizes

Journals: , , , , ,
Georgetown Review
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South Dakota Quarterly
The Baffler
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Prizes almost won: In 2010 my short story collection was a finalist for the Bakeless Prize and the following year I was first runner up for the Miami University Press Novella award.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Improvement by Joan Silber, Three Weeks in December by Audrey Schulman, Winners take all : the elite charade of changing the world by Anand Giridharadas, A zero-sum game by Eduardo Rabasa

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
White, European American
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Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Chicago Heights
Raised in: 
Glen Ellyn, IL
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Last update: Jan 18, 2019