Sugar Run (Maren) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—ca. 1984
Where—Alderson, West Virginia, USA
Awards—Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize
Education—B.A., University of North Carolina-Asheville; M.F.A. Queens University
Currently—lives in Alderson, West Virginia


Mesha Maren’s debut novel, Sugar Run, was published in 2019. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Tin House, the Oxford American, Hobart, Barcelona Review, Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial and other literary journals. S

She was chosen by Lee Smith as winner of the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and is the recipient of a 2014 Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, an Appalachian Writing Fellowship from Lincoln Memorial University, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation.

She currently teaches fiction at the MFA program at West Virginia Wesleyan College and serves as a National Endowment of the Arts Writer-in-Residence at the Beckley Federal Correctional Institution. (From the publisher.)

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