Valerie Sayers

Fiction Writer

N/A
South Bend, IN 46617
Phone: 
(574) 631-7160

Author's Bio

My new novel, The Powers, featuring Joe DiMaggio, Dorothy Day, and Walker Evans, is composed in parallel narratives of prose and photography. I'm interested in the way artists act (or don't act) as moral witnesses, and how they formalize their responses to what Susan Sontag calls "the suffering of others." Five previous novels have recently been reissued by Northwestern University Press.

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
Pushcart Prize Anthology (Pushcart Press, 2005)
Books:
The Powers (Northwestern University Press, 2013)
,
Brain Fever (Doubleday, 1996)
,
The Distance Between Us (Doubleday, 1996)
Prizes won: 

Pushcart Prize, NEA fellowship in fiction

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Beaufort
Raised in: 
Beaufort, SC
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Last update: Mar 08, 2015