23rd Annual Literary Festival

23rd Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 2-6, 2000


Janet Peery

Janet Peery's stories have appeared in Best American Stories, Pushcart Prize Anthology, American Short Fiction, Shenandoah, and other magazines. Her first book, Alligator Dance, appeared in 1993; her novel, The River Beyond the World (1996), was a National Book Award Finalist.

She has received awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Whiting Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Dorothy Allison, in The New York Times Book Review, said, "The people in Janet's first collection of stories pull you in, startle you, stay with you long after you have finished the book... ." Peery teaches at Old Dominion University. [extracted from 2000 brochure]

Janet Peery 2000 brochure photo
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