Antonya Nelson





Antonya Nelson



Antonya Nelson is the author of nine books of fiction, including Nothing Right and the novels Talking in Bed, Nobody’s Girl, and Living to Tell. Nelson’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, Redbook, and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards and The Best American Short Stories. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Grant, the Rea Award for the Short Story, and, recently, the United States Artists Simon Fellowship. She is married to the writer Robert Boswell and lives in New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas, where she holds the Cullen Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Houston.

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Bound

3.03 avg rating — 894 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Nothing Right

3.84 avg rating — 414 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Female Trouble: Stories

3.92 avg rating — 343 ratings — published 2002 — 9 editions
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Funny Once

3.69 avg rating — 294 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Some Fun: Stories and a Nov...

3.99 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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Living to Tell

3.56 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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Nobody's Girl

3.45 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Talking in Bed

3.50 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 1996 — 6 editions
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In the Land of Men: Stories

3.99 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions
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Family Terrorists

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“There are a thousand things to hear about, informationally, daily, but the thing that doesn't go away is the one to pay attention to.”
Antonya Nelson

“Birdy never felt artistic inclination when armed with a marking implement. What came to her were words, always words, commentary and criticism and correction and simple vocabulary curios; she scratched a few of them on the smooth red wall.”
Antonya Nelson, Nobody's Girl

“Our mother had faith in literature the way others had faith in God or America; she put herself in its hands the way patients did their physicians; she prescribed it, she preached it.”
Antonya Nelson, Nothing Right

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