Art of the Wasted Day (Hampl) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—March 12, 1946
Where—St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Education—B.A., University of Minnesota; M.F.A., University of Iowa
Awards—(see below)
Currently—lives in St. Paul, Minnesota


Patricia Hampl first stepped onto the literary scene with A Romantic Education, a Cold War memoir about her Czech heritage. The Florist's Daughter (2007) is her memoir about her mother's death. Four of her books have been named Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, Granta, American Scholar, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays.

Hampl teaches fall semesters in the English MFA program at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Awards and honors
1976 - Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
1976 - National Endowment for the Arts Grant
1979 - Bush Foundation Fellowship
1981 - Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship
1995 - Fulbright Fellowship
1996 - McKnight Distinguished University Professorship
1999 - Pushcart Prize
2001 - Distinguished Achievement Award, Western Literature Association
(Author bio adapted from the publisher and Wikipedia. Retrieved 4/23/2018.)

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