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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Amy Hassinger  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1972 in Frederick, Maryland


Illinois Connection

Hassinger lives in Urbana.

Biographical and Professional Information

Amy Hassinger grew up in Massachusetts. She graduated from Barnard College in New York and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she received her MFA in fiction writing. She is the author of three novels. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Arts and Letters, Salt Hill, Natural Bridge, and Blithe House Quarterly Online, and have been anthologized in Best Lesbian Love Stories. She is also the author of ''Finding Katahdin: An Exploration of Maine's Past''.

Hassinger taught English to middle school students, writing and literature to undergraduates, and is currently teaching at the University of Illinois and in the University of Nebraska’s low-residency MFA in Writing Program.

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-- Semi-finalist for the 2005 Julia Peterkin Award; Publisher's Weekly 2003 Listen Up! award