Valerie Miner

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer

Stanford, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Valerie Miner is the award-winning author of fourteen books. Her latest novel is Traveling with Spirits. Other novels include After Eden, Range of Light, A Walking Fire, Winter's Edge, Blood Sisters, All Good Women, Movement: A Novel in Stories, and Murder in the English Department. Her short fiction books include Abundant Light, The Night Singers and Trespassing. Her collection of essays is Rumors from the Cauldron: Selected Essays, Reviews and Reportage.
Valerie Miner’s work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Triquarterly, Salmagundi, New Letters, Ploughshares, The Village Voice, Prairie Schooner, The Gettysburg Review, The T.L.S., The Women’s Review of Books, The Nation and other journals. Her stories and essays are published in more than sixty anthologies. A number of her pieces have been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. Her work has been translated into German, Turkish, Danish, Italian, Spanish, French, Swedish and Dutch.
She teaches at Stanford University.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Rumors from the Cauldron (The University of Michigan Press, 1992)


Traveling With Spirits (Livingston Press, 2013)
After Eden (University of Oklahoma Press, 2007)
Abundant Light: Short Fiction (Michigan State University Press, 2004)
The Night Singers (Five Leaves Publications, 2004)
The Low Road (Michigan State University Press, 2001)
Range of Light (Zoland Books, 1998)
A Walking Fire (SUNY Press, 1994)
Trespassing and Other Stories (Michigan State University Press, 1989)
All Good Women (Crossing Press, 1987)
Winter's Edge (Feminist Press at CUNY, 1985)
Murder in the English Department (St. Martin's Press, 1983)
Blood Sisters (Michigan State University Press, 1982)
Movement (Crossing Press, 1982)
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Voice Literary Supplement
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Fellowships and awards from The Rockefeller Foundation, Fondazione Bogliasco, Fundación Valparaiso, The McKnight Foundation, The NEA, The Jerome Foundation, The Heinz Foundation, The Australia Council Literary Arts Board and numerous other sources. She has received Fulbright Fellowships to Tunisia, India and Indonesia. Distinguished Teaching Award.

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NY area, Seattle area, SF Bay Area
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Last update: Aug 08, 2018