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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sharon Solowitz  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Sharon Solowitz lives in the Chicagoland area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Solowitz is a fiction editor at ''Another Chicago Magazine'' in Chicago, Illinois. She has published stories in ''Ploughshares'', ''Witness'' and ''Tri-Quarterly'', among others, and has won many fiction prizes, including the Pushcart. An essay of hers is included in the anthology ''Creating Nonfiction''. She teaches fiction at Purdue University.


Carl Sandburg Prize for Best Book of Fiction in 1997 for Blood and Milk Midland Authors Award for Best Adult Fiction, 1997 Nominee, National Jewish Book Award, 1997 Daniel Curley Award for short story, Illinois Arts Council, 1996 Pushcart Prize (best of the small presses), 1996 Pushcart Special Mentions, 1995, 1993, 1992, & 1991 River Oak Arts Ernest Hemingway Award (Chicago area winner), 1996 Tara Fellowship in short fiction, 1996 Illinois Arts Council fiction fellowships, 1996, 1991, & 1987 Kathrerine Anne Fiction Prize Nelson Algren Prize

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Blood and milk :
ISBN: 1889330019. OCLC Number: 35586829

Sarabande Books,. .

A collection of stories with women protagonists. The story, Mercy, compares the reaction of two women to being raped, one is tormented by the experience, the other forgets it. In Milk, a woman takes a job as a stripper to provide for her children.