Nebraska Center for Writers

Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of Tillie Olsen


Mothers & Daughters: That Special Quality: An Exploration in Photographs with Estelle Jussim, Aperture, 1995

Mother to Daughter; Daughter to Mother

Silences, Delacorte, 1978, reprinted, Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1989

Tell Me A Riddle, Lippincott, 1961, reprinted, Dell, 1989, reprinted, Delta/Seymour Lawrence, 1994, reprinted, Rutgers University Press, 1995

Yonnondio: From the Thirties, Delacorte, 1974, reprinted, Dell, 1989.


Appearances in over one hundred anthologies, including Best American Short Stories, 1957, 1961, and 1971, Fifty Best American Stories, 1915-1965, Prize Stories: The O Henry Awards, 1961, Norton Introduction to Literature, 1977, Elements of Literature, 1978, and The Modern Tradition, 1979


Partisan Review, Aphra, Prairie Schooner, New Campus Writing, Pacific Spectator, New World Writing, Ms, Harper's, College English, Trellis


Olsen, Tillie. Tillie Olsen Interview with Kay Bonetti [sound recording]. Columbia, Mo.: American Audio Prose Library, 1 sound cassette (77 min.)

The Critical Response to Tillie Olsen. Edited by Kay Hoyle Nelson and Nancy Huse. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Coiner, Constance. Better Red: The Writing and Resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur. New York: Oxford University Press,

Faulkner, Mara. Protest and Possibility in the Writing of Tillie Olsen. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993.

Orr, Elaine Neil. Tillie Olsen and a Feminist Spiritual Vision. Jackson, Miss: University Press of Mississippi, c1987.

Pearlman, Mickey. Tillie Olsen. Twayne's United States Authors Series; TUSAS 581; Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1991.


"Bibliography" in The Critical Response to Tillie Olsen. Edited by Kay Hoyle Nelson and Nancy Huse. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1994, pp 261-269.


Housed in the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library.


Rea Award for the Short Story, 1994

Bunting Institute fellowship, Radcliffe College, 1985

Honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters, University of Nebraska, 1979, and Hobart and William Smith College, 1984; honorary LittD, Knox College, 1982, and Albright College, 1986; honorary LHD, Clark University, 1985; LittD, Wooster College, 1991; LittD, Mills College, 1995

Tillie Olsen Day designated in San Francisco, 1981

British Post Office and BPW award, 1980

Ministry to Women Award, Unitarian Women's Federation, 1980

Guggenheim Fellowship, 1975-76

Award in Literature, American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1975

Mari Sandoz Award

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1968

Fellowship, Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study, 1962-64

O Henry Award for best short story, 1961 (for "Tell Me a Riddle")

Ford Foundation grant in literature, 1959

Stanford University creative writing fellowship, 1956-57

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