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West Virginia Women Writers: Jayne Anne Phillips

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Jayne Anne Phillips (1952 - ) Buckhannon, Upshur County

Jayne Anne Phillips is an American novelist and short story writer. Phillips graduated from West Virginia University, earning a B.A. in 1974, and later graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.

Phillips has held teaching positions at several colleges and universities, including Harvard University, Williams College, and Boston University. She is currently Professor of English and Founder/Director of the Rutgers-Newark Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.

In 1976, Truck Press published her first short story collection Sweethearts, for which Phillips earned a Pushcart Prize. Lark & Termite, her fourth novel, published in 2009, was selected as one of five finalists for the National Book Award in fiction. Phillips' works have been translated and published in twelve foreign languages. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Bunting Fellowship from the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College.

Phillips and her husband, Dr. Mark Stockman, have two sons.

Books

Quiet Dell. 2014

MotherKind. 2000

Fast Lanes. 2000

Machine Dreams. 1999

Shelter. 1995

Black Tickets.1989

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