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Cornelia Nixon

Born: N/A
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Cornelia Nixon lived in Chicago from summer 1989 to summer 1991.

Biography: *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 Perform

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fictioin

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Cornelia Nixon on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Angels go naked
ISBN: 9781582436319 OCLC: 607977128

Counterpoint, Berkeley, CA : [2010]

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: 42810832

Counterpoint, Washington, D.C. : ©2000.

"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: 316026662

Counterpoint : Berkeley : 2009.

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: 12216714

University of California Press, Berkeley : ©1986.

  Now you see it :
ISBN: 0060974729 OCLC: 24669439

HarperPerennial, New York : 1992.