Nancy Kline

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer

Phone: 
(845) 679-6897

Author's Bio

For years I wrote fiction, but these days it's creative nonfiction that draws me, especially memoirs and essays (long and short) of place. I've written and published nonfiction narratives set in France, Cambodia, Los Angeles, and sub-Saharan Africa, and am currently at work on an anthology of these and other pieces entitled OTHER GEOGRAPHIES. I've just completed a book-length memoir about growing up gay and on the Left, in Greenwich Village and Woodstock, during the McCarthy era. And having published translations of the modern French poets Char, Eluard, Gaspar, Laforgue, and Supervielle, I'm looking for my next translation project.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthology:
Best Women's Travel Writing 2011 (Travelers' Tales, 2011)
Books:
René Char's Furor and Mystery and Other Writings (Black Widow Press, 2011)
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Paul Eluard's Capital of Pain (Black Widow Press, 2006)
Journals: ,
Hyperion
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Persimmon Tree
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The Prose-Poem Project
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World Hum

Fiction

Anthologies:
Still Going Strong (Haworth Press, 2006)
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The Source of the Spring (Conari Press, 1998)
Books:
Selected Prose & Poetry of Jules Supervielle (Black Widow Press, 2014)
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The Faithful (Morrow, 1968)
Journals:
Ascent
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Boston Globe Magazine
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Chelsea
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Colorado Quarterly
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Playgirl
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Weber Studies
Prizes won: 

National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Grant; First Prize, Minnesota Review Fiction Contest; Residency-Fellowships to MacDowell, VCCA, UCross, Yaddo, and others.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Jésus selon Mahomet by Jérôme Prieur & Gérard Mordillat, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
French
Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
Greenwich Village, NY
New York
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Last update: Sep 27, 2016