Melissa Pritchard is the author of ten books, eight of fiction, including the novel Palmerino and the story collection The Odditorium (both from Bellevue Literary Press). Among other honors, her books have received the Flannery O’Connor, Janet Heidinger Kafka, and Carl Sandburg awards and two of her short fiction collections were New York Times Notable Book and Editors’ Choice selections. Pritchard has worked as a journalist in Afghanistan, India, and Ethiopia, and her nonfiction has appeared in various publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Arrive, Chicago Tribune, and the Wilson Quarterly. The recipient of a Faculty Achievement Teaching Award from Arizona State University, she lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Her essay collection, A Solemn Pleasure: To Imagine, Witness, and Write, was released by Bellevue Literary Press in 2015 as part of their The Art of the Essay Series.
Find Melissa online at melissapritchard.com and on Twitter with the handle @PritchardMeliss.
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