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Born: 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri
Janet Desaulniers is Associate Professor of Writing at the School of the Art Instute, in Chicago, and lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional Information
Desaulniers is a fiction writer whose collection of stories, What You’ve Been Missing, won the 2004 John Simmons Award. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Chelsea, TriQuarterly, and Ploughshares, among other publications.
She has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, an Emerging Fiction Writer of Illinois award, four fellowships and three finalist awards from the Illinois Arts Council, along with prizes from Glimmer Train and Ploughshares magazines, artist residencies at the Ragdale and Millay colonies, citation among the 100 Distinguished Stories of the year by the Best American Short Stories, and inclusion in the Pushcart Prize anthology and the recent Scribner’s Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction.
She has taught writing to prisoners, the elderly, literary and literacy groups, to Chicago schoolchildren and teachers, and to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Missouri, Northwestern University, and Carthage College. Currently, she lives in Evanston and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was the inaugural Chair of the MFA in Writing program and is an Associate Professor.
- What You've Been Missing, University of Iowa Press, 2004
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
What You've Been Missing (Iowa Short Fiction Award)
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Pushcart Prize, 1984
John Simmons Short Fiction Award, 2004
Iowa Short Fiction Award
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