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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Elizabeth Wetmore  

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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction



Illinois Connection

Wetmore lives and works in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Elizabeth Wetmore is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop. Her fiction has appeared in Epoch, Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, Baltimore Review, Crab Orchard Review, Iowa Review, and other literary journals. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and two fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council.

Before devoting herself to writing, Elizabeth variously tended bar, waited tables, taught English, drove a cab (for a minute!), temped, and painted silos and cooling towers at a petrochemical plant. For a time, she lived in a one-room cabin in the woods outside of Flagstaff, Arizona while she worked as a classical music announcer. A native of West Texas, she lives and works in Chicago. VALENTINE is her first novel.

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