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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sharon Mesmer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Born: 1960 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Sharon Mesmer on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=sharon+mesmer


Illinois Connection

Mesmer was born in Chicago and graduated from Columbia College, Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sharon Mesmer is a literacy tutor for CAMBA, a nonprofit support group. She was a teacher at New School in New York in 1995.She is a columnist for the French periodical ''Le Purple Journal'' and is contributor to other periodicals.


Published Works

  • Half Angel, Half Lunch, Hard Press Editions, 1998
  • The Empty Quarter, Hanging Loose Press, 2000
  • Ma Vie a Yonago, Hachette , 2005
  • In Ordinary Time, Hanging Loose Press, 2005
  • Annoying Diabetic Bitch, Combo Arts, 2007
  • The Virgin Formica, Hanging Loose Press, 2008


Selected Titles At Your Library

Half angel, half lunch /
ISBN: 1889097225. OCLC Number:

Hard Press,. West Stockbridge, MA :. 1998.

The empty quarter :
ISBN: 1882413660. OCLC Number:

Hanging Loose Press,. Brooklyn, New York :. ©2000.

Ma vie à Yonago :
ISBN: 2012357164. OCLC Number:

Hachette littératures,. [Paris] :. impr. 2005

En s'inspirant de sa vie, l'auteure raconte la vie d'un personnage qui change d'identité, de sexe et de continent. Il entreprend un périple de New York à Tokyo, de Chicago à Athènes et de Philadelphie à Amiens. Au gré des changements de lieu et d'identité, le ton se fait grave, sarcastique, brutal ou humoristique.

In ordinary time /
ISBN: 1931236488. OCLC Number:

Hanging Loose Press,. Brooklyn, N.Y. :. ©2005.

Annoying diabetic bitch /
ISBN: 0972888039. OCLC Number:

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The virgin formica /
ISBN: 1931236917. OCLC Number:

Hanging Loose Press,. Brooklyn, N.Y. :. ©2008.


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