Born in: Seattle, Washington
Photo Credit: David Siegfried.
Seaman lives in Chicago. Her radio show, Open Books, is broadcast on WLUW in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Donna Seaman is Editor of Adult Books for Booklist and a member of the advisory council for the American Writers Museum. She has reviewed for the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, among others.
A recipient of the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award, she edited and created the fiction anthology In Our Nature: Stories of Wildness. She has also won several Illinois Arts Council Awards for her radio program Open Books. Seaman created her radio show Open Books in 1994, and has been co-producer and host ever since, conducting interviews with dozens of fiction writers, poets, essayists, memoirists, and nature writers. Her author interviews are collected in Writers on the Air: Conversations about Books. She has written biocritical essays for the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature and American Writers.
- Writers on the Air: Conversations About Books, Paul Dry Books, 2005
- Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists, Bloomsbury, 2017
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
The James Friend Memorial Award for Literary Criticism
Pushcart Prize Special Mentions
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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