Jill McCorkle

Jill McCorkle

Jill McCorkle (fiction) is the author of four story collections, all published by Algonquin Books: Crash DietFinal Vinyl DaysCreatures of Habit, and Going Away Shoes, as well as six novels, all published by Algonquin: The Cheer LeaderJuly 7thTending to VirginiaFerris Beach, and Carolina Moon, all cited by The New York Times as Notable Books, and Life After Life. Her work has appeared in The AtlanticPloughsharesAllureGreensboro ReviewThe Southern Review, and AGNI. It has been anthologized in New Stories from the SouthNew Stories by Southern WomenNorton Anthology of Short Fiction, and Best American Short Stories 20022004, and 2009. A recipient of the New England Book Award, the John Dos Passos Prize, and the North Carolina Award for Literature, McCorkle has taught creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tufts, Harvard, Brandeis, and North Carolina State University. McCorkle is currently on faculty in the Bennington College Writing Seminars and is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Photo by Tom Rankin 

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