Nona Caspers

Nona Caspers
Professor
Advisor, Thesis Reader
On leave Fall 2017

Biography

Heavier than Air: Stories, Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction & Editor's Choice New York Times Book Review (2006).  Little Book of Days, Top Ten Books Small Press Distribution (2009). Co-edited Lawfully Wedded Wives: Rethinking Marriage in the 21st Century, with Joell Hallowell (2012).  San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant (2011), Glimmer Train Fiction Award (2010), National Endowment for the Arts Grant (2008).  Story publications include Kenyon Review, The Sun, Glimmer Train, Black Warrior Review, Ontario Review, Iowa Review, New American Writing, Cimarron Review, Arroyo, Green Mountain Review.  Fellowship for Writer in Residence OSU MFA program (2007), Iowa Review Award in Fiction (2003).  National Grant and Literary Award in Fiction from Barbara Demming  Memorial Foundation (2000, 1989). Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award in Fiction (1995). Honorable Mention Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction (1994). Salt Hill National Literary Fiction Award (2001). Henfield Selection for Excellence in Fiction, SFSU, (1992). Pushcart Nomination (1990), LAMBDA nomination Voyages Out II (1990), author of The Blessed (Silverleaf Press, 1991); Voyages Out 2 with Julie Blackwomon (Seal Press, 1990).  Stories anthologized in HERS 2 & 3: Anthology of Brilliant New Fiction by Lesbian Writers (Faber and Faber), Bless Me Father: Stories of Catholic Childhood, Women on Women 2 (Plume).