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Adrienne Sharp entered the world of ballet at age seven and trained at the prestigious Harkness Ballet in New York. She received her M.A. with honors from the Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University and was awarded a Henry Hoyns Fellowship at the University of Virginia. She has been a fiction fellow at MacDowell, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Squaw Valley Writer’s Conference. She is the author of White Swan, Black Swan and The Sleeping Beauty.


Since the movie “Black Swan” hit the theaters, people have been asking me if the movie is based on my book “White Swan, Black Swan,” a collection of short stories about the ballet world. No, it is not, but I can see the similarities. No one stabs herself in the face with a steel nail file in my book nor does a dancer ram another into a mirror and then stab her in the abdomen with a shard of its... Read more of this blog post »
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White Swan, Black Swan
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“So whatever you think of me, don't pity me. I had a beautiful life. I was loved, admired, feted, copied, mocked, treasured, and feared. I am one hundred years old and I am no longer afraid of anything.”
Adrienne Sharp, The True Memoirs of Little K

“There is no greater pleasure than winning a competition with one's sister and no greater sorrow than to see her suffer because of it.”
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