Pen Name: None
Born: August 8, 1954 in Washington, DC
Tallent graduated from Illinois State University with a BA in 1975.
Biographical and Professional Information
Elizabeth Tallent is a novelist and short story contributor to Esquire, Harper's, and the New Yorker. Her works have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories of 1981, Prize Stories 1984, The O. Henry Awards, 1984, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and Graywolf Annual.
Tallent was born in Washington, D.C. Her parents are Hugh Tallent, a chemist and Joy Redfeild Tallent, a speech therapist. The family moved frequently throughout the Midwest. Elizabeth earned her B.A. in anthropology at Illinois State University in 1975. In 1994, she was appointed director of Stanford University's Creative Writing Program. She currently resides in California.
- Married Men and Magic Tricks, John Updike`s Erotic Heroes, Creative Arts Book Company, 1982
- In Constant Flight, Knopf, 1987
- Museum Pieces, Knopf, 1985
- Time With Children, Knopf, 1988
- Honey, Knopf, 1994
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Married Men and Magic Tricks: John Updike's Erotic Heroes
Release Date: 1982-09
In Constant Flight
Release Date: 1987-01
Release Date: 1985
Time with Children
Release Date: 1988
Release Date: 1994-11-01
Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English in 1990
2008 Pushcart Prize for Tabriz
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, contact:
Andrew Wylie Agency
Andrew Wylie 250 West 57th Street, Suite 2331
New York, New York 10019
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