blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsFall 2022  Vol. 21  No. 2
Jill McCorkle

Jill McCorkle is the author of seven novels, most recently Hieroglyphics (Algonquin Books, 2021), and four collections of short stories, most recently Going Away Shoes (Algonquin Books, 2010). Her work has appeared in Blackbird, AGNI, the Oxford American, The Atlantic, Ploughshares, Best American Short Stories, and The American Scholar, among others. She has received the Thomas Wolfe Prize (2016), the John Dos Passos Prize (1999), the North Carolina Award for Literature (1999), and the New England Book Award (1993). She has taught creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tufts, Harvard, and Brandeis University. She is currently a faculty member of the Bennington College Writing Seminars and is affiliated with the MFA program at North Carolina State University.  end

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