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Reading Series, Spring 2009


ALYCE MILLER, fiction writer and poet



McCracken photo, Credit: Sam McCrackenAlyce Miller has published two collections of stories, The Nature of Longing, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award, and Water, winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize, and a novel, Stopping for Green Lights.

More than 120 stories, poems, and essays by Miller have appeared in literary magazines including The Iowa Review, New England Review, Glimmer Train, Story, Story Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Southwest Review, Seneca Review, and Other Voices. Her work has also been selected for inclusion in a number of anthologies, including Sudden Stories, And We the Creatures, Crossing the Color Line, High Infidelity, An Intricate Weave, and The Most Wonderful Books: Writers on Discovering the Pleasures of Reading.

Other awards include the Lawrence Prize from Michigan Quarterly Review, The Kenyon Review Award for Literary Excellence in Fiction, and distinguished citations in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, The O. Henry Prize, and The Pushcart Prizes. She leads a double life as an attorney specializing in animal law, and a professor in the graduate writing program at Indiana University in Bloomington.


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