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Antonya Nelson is the 27th Zale-Kimmerling Writer-In-Residence

Book Club Discussions :
February 1, 2012: Nothing right (short stories)
February 27, 2012: Bound (novel)
March 21, 2012: Female Trouble (short stories)
 *All at 4pm, Newcomb College Institute (43 Newcomb Place)*

March 26-29, 2012:
March 26th-reading and interview followed by reception 7pm, Kendall Cram, LBC


Antonya Nelson was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1961. She attended the University of Kansas and the University of Arizona, where she received as MFA in 1986. She is the author of six short story collections: Nothing Right (2009), Some Fun (2006), Female Trouble (2002), Family Terrorists (1994), In the Land of Men (1992), and The Expendables (1990). She is also the author of four novels: Bound (2010), Living to Tell (2000), Nobody's Girl (1998), and Talking in Bed (1996). Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harpers, Redbook and other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Prize Stories, the O. Henry Awards, and Best American Short Stories. The Expendables won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction in 1990 and Talking in Bed received the 1996 Heartland Award in fiction. Her books have been New York Times notable books in 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002, and she was named by The New Yorker as one of the "twenty young fiction writers for the new millennium."

Antonya Nelson is consistently praised for the beauty of her writing and for her exploration of the emotional terrain of women. In a review, The Washington Post Book World caller her "a formidable writer. That is, she's a women of piercing intelligence, a first-rate stylist, an explorer of language who questions all its customary uses while fashioning evocative descriptions and incisive phrases."

She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and 2000-2001 Guggenheim Fellowship. She divides her time between Telluride, Colorado, and Houston, Texas, where she shares, with her husband novelist Robert Boswell, the Cullen Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Houston.


Bound (2010)

Nothing Right(2009)

Some Fun(2006)

Female Trouble(2002)

Living to Tell(2000)

Nobody's Girl(1998)

Talking in Bed(1996)

Family Terrorists(1994)

In the Land of Men(1992)

The Expendables(1990)

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