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Julia Glass

Award-winning author

Julia Glass

Julia Glass is the author of the novels Three Junes, winner of the 2002 National Book Award in Fiction; The World Over; The Widower's Tale; and, most recently, And the Dark Sacred Night. Her third book, I See You Everywhere, a collection of linked stories, won the 2009 SUNY John Gardner Fiction Award.

Other honors for her fiction include the Sense of Place Award, the Tobias Wolff Award, and the Pirate’s Alley Medal for Best Novella. She’s published a Kindle Single called "Chairs in the Rafters," and her essays have been widely anthologized, most recently in Bound to Last: 30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Book, edited by Sean Manning, and in the forthcoming Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers, edited by Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon.

Julia has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She has taught creative writing workshops at programs ranging from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown to the M.F.A. program at Brooklyn College.

Julia was born and raised in Massachusetts and went to Yale College, where she majored in studio art. She spent several years pursuing her ambition as a painter, paying the bills by working as a freelance proofreader, copy editor, and magazine writer (her "beat" covered pets and parenting). She turned to writing fiction in her early thirties, publishing her first short story at age 37 and her first novel at 46. After 24 years of living in New York City, she returned to Massachusetts, where she now shares an old house in Marblehead with her two sons, their father, and a pair of Cardigan corgis

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