Thursday, April 14, 2011
April 22nd with Alissa Nutting and Janet Mitchell
Alissa Nutting is the author of Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, winner of the 6th Starcherone Books Prize for Innovative Fiction, chosen by Ben Marcus. She was born in rural Michigan and received a BA degree from the University of Florida and an MFA degree from the University of Alabama, where she served as Editor for the Black Warrior Review. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Fence, BOMB, the fairy tale anthology My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, as well as many other journals. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she has received Cobain and Schaeffer Fellowships in Fiction. She is fiction editor of the literary journal Witness and managing editor of Fairy Tale Review.
Janet Mitchell is a writer and filmmaker. Her debut collection, The Creepy Girl and other stories, won the 5th Annual Starcherone Prize and was named 1 of the 12 best books of 2010 (staff of Small Press Distribution). Her work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Quarterly, The Pomona Valley Review, and is forthcoming in Gargoyle. Her work has also been optioned by Lifetime Television as well as by independent producers. She earned her MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. She was born and raised in South Jersey, where her heart still resides.