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Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Faculty 2017
Elizabeth Evans is the author of six books of fiction, the most recent being the novel As Good As Dead (Bloomsbury, 2015). Her two short story collections are Suicide’s Girlfriend (HarperCollins) and Locomotion (New Rivers). Previous novels are The Blue Hour (Algonquin), Rowing in Eden (HarperCollins), and Carter Clay (HarperCollins). Recent stories appear in Ploughshares, Cutthroat, and XO Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (Penguin Books). Distinctions include the Iowa Author Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the James Michener Fellowship, and a Lila Wallace Award. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the International Retreat for Writers at Hawthornden Castle, Wurlitzer, and other foundations. Evans received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. Professor emeritus in the Program in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona, Evans also serves as a visiting faculty member at Queens University of Charlotte’s Low-residence MFA Program in Creative Writing. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.