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Dana Spiotta

Dana Spiotta

Dana Spiotta



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Biographic Overview

Dana Spiotta is the author of five novels: Wayward (2021), Innocents and Others (2016), winner of the St. Francis College Literary Prize and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Stone Arabia (2011), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Eat the Document (2006), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the American Academy's Rosenthal Foundation Award; and Lightning Field(2001), a New York Times Notable Book. Other awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, the Rome Prize in Literature, the Premio Pivano, a Creative Capital Award, and the John Updike Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Forgotten in Plain Sight: Bringing Renewed Attention to a Famous New York City Waterway

(May 11, 2021)

Professor of English Dana Spiotta and her colleagues receive a Creative Capital Award for their new floating opera, Newtown Odyssey.

English Professor Wins National Literary Prize

(Oct. 4, 2017)

Dana Spiotta recognized for fourth novel, 'Innocents and Others' (Scribner, 2016)

Creative Writing Achieves Novel Success

(Sept. 6, 2017)

Members of top-ranked M.F.A. program rack up honors, awards, new publications

Acclaimed Novelist Dana Spiotta to Read at YMCA Arts Branch Sept. 30

(Sept. 21, 2016)

Syracuse professor will showcase latest novel, ‘Innocents and Others’ (Scribner 2016)

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