Improvement (Silber) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—ca. 1945
Raised—Milburn, New Jersey, USA
Education—B.A., Sarah Lawrence; M.A., New York University
Awards—PEN/Hemingway Award
Currently—lives in New York, New York


Joan Silber is an American novelist and short story writer, who grew up in Millburn, New Jersey, received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.A. from New York University. She taught at NYU and now teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. Silber lives in New York City.

Silber is the author of Household Words (1981), which won a PEN/Hemingway Award, and Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories (2004), which was a finalist for both the 2004 National Book Award and the Story Prize. She has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Her work has been published in The O. Henry Prize Stories and The Pushcart Prize collections, and has also appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and Paris Review.

Works
2017 - Improvement
2013 - Fools (Stories)
2008 - The Size of the World
2004 - Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories
2001 - Lucky Us
2000 - In My Other Life (Stories)
1987 - In the City
1980 - Household Words
(From Wikipedia. Retreived 12/18/2017.)

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