Sharon Solwitz, January 28, 2018, Chicago
Sharon Solwitz’s stories and essays can be found in numerous anthologies and creative writing textbooks, including Best American Short Stories 2012 and 2016. She has published the novel Bloody Mary, a collection of stories Blood and Milk, and, most recently, Once in Lourdes (Spiegel and Grau), about four students who make a suicide pact during the fraught days of the War in Vietnam. Her literary awards include the Pushcart Prize, the Katherine Anne Porter, the Carl Sandberg Award and the Nelson Algren runner-up, three times. She teaches fiction writing at Purdue University.