Inside Story: Author’s Q & A with Joan Silbur

Posted on 27. Oct, 2011 by in Blog, Guest Blog

In this series, we interview emerging and established writers as well as professionals in the publishing world to give you insight – and tools – into the art and craft of writing.

The recipient of numerous prestigious prizes, Joan Silber is the author of six works of fiction. Among them, The PEN/Hemingway Award for Household Words and a National Book Award finalist for Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories. Her short fiction has twice been awarded the O. Henry Prize and twice won a Pushcart Prize. Joan’s stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The Paris Review, to name a few. “Fools,” a short story, appears in the winter 2009 Northwestern Review. Her other works of fiction are In the City, In My Other Life, and Lucky Us. She’s also written about the craft of writing, entitled The Art of Time in Fiction. Joan is on the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. She’s also taught at New York University, the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, the University of Utah, Boston University, and the 92nd Street Y. She’s just finished a new book of linked stories, entitled Fools.

Click HERE for Joan’s Amazon Author page.

Her latest novel, The Size of the World, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Prize in Fiction and one of the Seattle Times’ ten best books of fiction of 2008.

To learn more about Joan’s process, please CLICK HERE.


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