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Lisa Sandlin is the author of The Famous Thing About Death (Cinco Puntos 1991); Message to the Nurse of Dreams (Cinco Puntos 1997), which won the Violet Crown Award from the Austin Writers League and the Jesse H Jones Award from the Texas Institute of Letters; In the River Province (SMU Press 2004); and is a co-editor Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace (Backwaters Press 2002). Her book You Who Made the Sky Bend (Pinyon Publishing 2011) received a New Mexico Book Award; it is a collaboration with santera Catherine Ferguson. Her work has appeared in Shenandoah, The New York Times, Southwest Review, Crazy Horse, Story Quarterly,and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the NEA Fellowship, a Dobie Paisano Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize. A new book (working title: “True Words”) is forthcoming in 2015.
Earlier this year, Lisa Sandlin won the 2016 Hammett Prize for her novel "The Do-Right." by the The International Association of Crime Writers. The book also won the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America.
Research and Creative Activity InterestsContemporary and classic fiction, literature of WWI, early colonization of New Mexico, Texas during the integration years, flamenco
BA, Rice University
MFA, Vermont College
Scheduled TeachingFundamentals of Fiction, Fiction Studio
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