Fiction writer MARLY SWICK was born in Indianapolis but has lived in
Massachusetts, Delaware, California, and elsewhere.
She holds a BA from Stanford University, an MA from
Mills College, her PhD from the American University, and an
MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop.
She has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a
James Michener Award, and an O Henry Award. Her first book, a collection of
stories called A Hole in
the Language (reprinted as Monogamy by HarperCollins),
received the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Her stories appear in many places,
including The Atlantic, Redbook, and The North American
She is also the author of the novel Paper Wings (HarperCollins) and
the collection he Summer Before the Summer of Love (HarperCollins).
recent novel (Little, Brown) is
The Evening News. From 1990-1999
she taught fiction writing at the
Nebraska Lincoln, where she also served
as a reader for Prairie Schooner.
In the Fall 1999 she began teaching
creative writing at the University of Missouri Columbia.