Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cornelia Nixon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fictioin

Born: N/A


Illinois Connection

Cornelia Nixon lived in Chicago from summer 1989 to summer 1991.

Biographical and Professional Information

*Bread Loaf Writers Conference Faculty, 2003*Fiction Fellowship Panel, Ohio Arts Council, 1999*Artist Fellowship Panel, American Antiquarian Society, 1999*Fellowship Panel, National Endowment for the Humanities (year-long fellowships), 1997*Judge, Indiana Arts Fiction Contest, 1992*Fellowship Panel, National Endowment for the Humanities (summer faculty stipends), 1989 and 1990*Fellowship Panel, Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute, 1988*Reader, University of Tennessee Press, Indiana University Press, University of California Press

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Distinguished Story of 2001, Best American Short Stories 2002 *W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Creative Writng, 2002-2005 *Finalist, Bay Area Book Reviewer's Award, 2001 *Lila Wallace Artist Fellowship for Historical Research by Creative and Performing Artists, American Antiquarian Society, 1998 *First Prize O. Henry Award, 1995 *Pushcart Prize, 1995 *O. Henry Award, 1993 *Indiana Arts Commission Master Fellowship, 1993 *National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, 1992 *Carl Sandburg Award for Fiction, 1991 *Distinguished Story of 1989, Best American Short Stories 1990 *Black Warrior Review Fiction Prize, 1988-89 *Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize, 1988 (declined) *Nelson Algren Award for Fiction, 1988