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TRUDY LEWIS is a fiction writer who grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska, the daughter of Nebraska State Senator Frank Lewis (1972-1980). She is the author of the novel Private Correspondences (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 1994) for which she received the William Goyen Award for Fiction. She is the 2002 winner of the Sandstone Prize in Short Fiction for her collection The Bones of Garbo (Ohio State University Press, 2003). Her short stories have appeared, or are forthcoming, in American Short Fiction, Atlantic Monthly, Carolina Quarterly, Five Points, Greensboro Review, Prairie Schooner, Santa Monica Review, Third Coast, New England Review, New Orleans Review, New Stories from the South, and Witness. Her story "Geographic Tongue" received the 1999 Lawrence Foundation Award from Prairie Schooner. She holds a PhD from the University of Illinois — Chicago and teaches fiction writing and women's literature — including seminars in the epistolary novel, the ghost story, the love story, and the twice-told tale — at the University of Missouri — Columbia.

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