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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cornelia Nixon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fictioin

Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

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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


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

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Angels go naked
ISBN: 9781582436319. OCLC Number: 607977128

Counterpoint,. .

Chronicles the love affair and marriage between a microbiologist and a violinist for the Chicago Symphony in a bittersweet story of a relationship gone bad.

Angels go naked /
ISBN: 1582430624. OCLC Number: 42810832

Counterpoint,. .

"Margaret Rose is a talented but nervous violinist given to bouts of stage fright and unrequited love; Webster Hale is a biologist, who, on principle, refuses to kill animals in order to study them. In Angels Go Naked, a novel-in-stories, Cornelia Nixon follows this vexed love story and the collision course that they call their life together. Against all odds, they meet, fall in love, and marry. Margy begins to think about having a child, and it is here that Cornelia Nixon captures the troubled but deeply symbiotic union of a wife who says she desperately wants children and a husband who refuses to become a father. The course of their unhappiness, but one in which their connection is never in doubt, is the story of this novel of contemporary love and loss."--Jacket.

Jarrettsville :
ISBN: 158243512X. OCLC Number: 316026662

Counterpoint :. .

Based on a true story from the author's family history, "Jarrettsville" begins in 1869, amid chaos and confusion in the moments following Martha Jane Cairnes's murder of her fiance in front of 50 witnesses and former Union militia members.

Lawrence's leadership politics and the turn against women /
ISBN: 0520054318. OCLC Number: 12216714

University of California Press,. .

Now you see it :
ISBN: 0060974729. OCLC Number: 24669439

HarperPerennial,. .