Elizabeth Tallent

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General Information

Name: Elizabeth Tallent

Pen Name: None

Born: August 8, 1954 in Washington, DC

Website: http://english.stanford.edu/bio.php?name_id=116

Email: tallent@stanford.edu

Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

  • 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

ISBN: 0916870456
Release Date: 1982-09

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In Constant Flight

ISBN: 0805001093
Release Date: 1987-01

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Museum Pieces

Release Date: 1985

Time with Children

ISBN: 022402549X
Release Date: 1988

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ISBN: 067975511X
Release Date: 1994-11-01

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Literary Awards

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

External Links

Elizabeth Tallent on WorldCat

Elizabeth Tallent on Amazon

Elizabeth Tallen on Wikipedia


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