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About Lisa Sandlin
Lisa Sandlin was born in the Gulf Coast oil town of Beaumont, Texas, and lived there before and after a transfer sent her family to Naples, Italy, for three years. She graduated from Rice University in Houston and then lived many years in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Once she had earned an M.F.A. in Writing at Vermont College, Sandlin packed a small car and headed for Nebraska in January. She taught at Wayne State College 1997-2009, with semester leaves to teach at The University of Texas and Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey. Sandlin's fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Southwest Review, Crazy Horse, StoryQuarterly, Mississippi Review, and elsewhere and her nonfiction in The New York Times Book Review and in anthologies. Her books are The Famous Thing About Death (Cinco Puntos Press, 1991); Message to the Nurse of Dreams (Cinco Puntos Press, 1997), winner of the Violet Crown Award from the Austin Writers League and the Jesse H. Jones Award from the Texas Institute of Letters; In the River Province (Southern Methodist University Press, 2004), a finalist for the Jones award; and the forthcoming You Who Make the Sky Bend, a collaboration with New Mexican retablo artist Catherine Ferguson (Pinyon Publishing). Sandlin also served as a co-editor of Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace (2002) from Omaha's own Backwaters Press. She has received an NEA Fellowship, a Dobie Paisano Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize, and she teaches at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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Books By Lisa Sandlin
Message to the Nurse of Dreams: A Collection of Short Fiction (Hell Yes! Texas Women Series) Apr 1, 1997
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