Renee DAoust

Creative Nonfiction Writer

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Author's Bio

Trained on scholarship as a dancer at Pacific Northwest Ballet and later at the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance, Renée E. D’Aoust performed on proscenium stages and in black box theaters. Now as a writer of "Body of a Dancer," forthcoming from Etruscan Press, D'Aoust has numerous publications and awards to her credit, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism at American Dance Festival, support from the Puffin Foundation, and grants from Idaho Commission on the Arts. D’Aoust holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of Notre Dame.

Publications & Prizes

On Stage Alone (University of Florida Press, 2016)
On Stage Alone (University Press of Florida, 2012)
Reading Dance (Pantheon, 2008)
Body of a Dancer (Etruscan Press, 2011)
13th Moon
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Cavalier Literary Couture
Drunken Boat
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Northern Journeys
Notre Dame Review
Open Face Sandwich
Penguin Review
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Rain Taxi
Redwood Coast Review
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Sweet: A Literary Confection
Touchstone Review
Trestle Creek Review
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Under the Sun
Prizes won: 

Foreword Reviews 2011 Finalist for Book of the Year (memoir category)

AWP "Intro to Journals" Project

Permafrost Midnight Fiction Award

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San Diego
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Bainbridge Island, WA
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Last update: Feb 16, 2016