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Antonya Nelson

Antonya Nelson

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Antonya Nelson was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1961. She attended the University of Kansas receiving her BA degree in 1983, and she then attended the University of Arizona where she received her MFA degree in 1986.

 She has received numerous awards including the National Endowment for the Arts in 1989, the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000, as well as the Rea Award for the Short Story in 2003. “The Expendables” received the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction in 1990, and “Talking in Bed” received the Heartland Award in 1996. Her books have been in magazines such as The New Yorker, Esquire, and Redbook. They have also been published in anthologies including Prize Stories, the O. Henry Awards, and Best American Short Stories.

Antonya Nelson currently splits her time between Colorado and Texas.

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Antonya Nelson on Wikipedia.
Antonya Nelson on Rea Award's website.
Review and Synopsis of The Expendables from Powell's.
Review and Synopsis of In the Land of Men from Simon and Schuster's website.
Review and Synopis of Female Trouble from Simon and Schuster.
Review of Some Fun: Stories and a Novella from The New York Times.
Review of Nothing Right from The New York Times.
Review and Synopsis of Nobody's Girl from Powell's.

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