Cornelia Nixon

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General Information

Name: Cornelia Nixon

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fictioin

Born: N/A



Contact Information: Author Cornelia Nixon Dept. of English, Mills College 5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, California 94613

Illinois Connection

Cornelia Nixon lived in Chicago from summer 1989 to summer 1991.

Biographical and Professional Information

  • Bread Loaf Writers Conference Faculty, 2003
  • Fiction Fellowship Panel, Ohio Arts Council, 1999
  • Artist Fellowship Panel, American Antiquarian Society, 1999
  • Fellowship Panel, National Endowment for the Humanities (year-long fellowships), 1997
  • Judge, Indiana Arts Fiction Contest, 1992
  • Fellowship Panel, National Endowment for the Humanities (summer faculty stipends), 1989 and 1990
  • Fellowship Panel, Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute, 1988
  • Reader, University of Tennessee Press, Indiana University Press, University of California Press

Published Works

  • Lawrence`s Leadership, Politics and the Turn Against Women, Univ. of California Press,1986
  • Now You See It, Little Brown and Co., 1991
  • Angels Go Naked, Counterpoint, 2000
  • Jarrettsville: A Novel, Counterpoint, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Lawrence's Leadership Politics and the Turn Against Women

ISBN: 0520054318
Release Date: 1986-03

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Now You See It: A Novel

ISBN: 0060974729
Release Date: 1992-04

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Angels Go Naked: A Novel

ISBN: 1582430624
Release Date: 2000-03-16

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Literary Awards

  • Distinguished Story of 2001, Best American Short Stories 2002
  • W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Creative Writng, 2002-2005
  • Finalist, Bay Area Book Reviewer's Award, 2001
  • Lila Wallace Artist Fellowship for Historical Research by Creative and Performing Artists, American Antiquarian Society, 1998
  • First Prize O. Henry Award, 1995
  • Pushcart Prize, 1995
  • O. Henry Award, 1993
  • Indiana Arts Commission Master Fellowship, 1993
  • National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, 1992
  • Carl Sandburg Award for Fiction, 1991
  • Distinguished Story of 1989, Best American Short Stories 1990
  • Black Warrior Review Fiction Prize, 1988-89
  • Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize, 1988 (declined)
  • Nelson Algren Award for Fiction, 1988

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Cornelia Nixon on WorldCat

Cornelia Nixon on Amazon


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