Anna Solomon

Anna Solomon
Visiting Lecturer in English
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 334
Phone: (401) 863-9266

B.A. Brown University, 1998; M.F.A. Iowa Writers Workshop, 2005

Research Interests
Narrative nonfiction writing, fiction writing, classic and contemporary short stories, "historical" fiction, radio journalism, feminist writing and thinking, euthanasia, and environmentalism. Anna is at work on a new novel (to be published by Riverhead, date TBA) set in 1920s Gloucester, Massachusetts for which she's been researching female "hysteria," rum-running, classical piano, and more. 

Professional Accomplishments
Anna Solomon is the author of the novel The Little Bride (Riverhead, 2011) and co-editor of Labor Day: True Birth Stories for the 21st Century (Farrar Strauss & Giroux, forthcoming 2014). Her short fiction and essays have been published in One Story, The Georgia Review, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, MORE, and elsewhere. Anna's work has been awarded two Pushcart Prizes, the Missouri Review Editor's Prize, and fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, Bread Loaf, and the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, and has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. Her short story, "The Lobster Mafia Story," was chosen as Boston's 2012 One City One Story read. Previously, Anna worked as a journalist for National Public Radio's Living On Earth, where her features about the impacts of environmental policy and politics earned a Gracie Allen Award, a New York Festivals Prize, as well as a fellowship from the Institute for Journalism in the Natural Resources. She has taught creative and critical writing at the University of Iowa, the Sackett Street Writers Workshop, Manhattanville College, Frequency, the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and Grub Street.