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Jean Anderson

Where: Fairbanks
Genre(s): fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, playwriting, book reviews
Job(s): writer


Favorite Places in Alaska: So many: the woods near our house, our yard, a camping site above the Glenn Highway where we woke once to a sea of fog suddenly spread out below us.

Bio: I've written since childhood in St. Louis. My husband and I came to Alaska in 1966, planning a brief stay, and we're still here. I love being part of Alaska's literary adventure. Awards to my work include a PEN Syndicated Fiction Selection, a fellowship from ASCA, a one-month residency at the Island Institute in Sitka, and a few fiction awards. I write mostly short stories, with recent work appearing in CIRQUE, CONNOTATIONS, NORTHERN REVIEW, CHARITON REVIEW, and KALLIOPE. Before being published in 2017, my new book Human Being Songs was a finalist in 2015 and 2016 for the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize in Short Fiction held annually by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


  • Human Being Songs: Northern Stories (fiction - short story collection) University of Alaska Press, 2017
  • In Extremis and Other Alaskan Stories (short stories), Plover Press, 1989
  • Inroads: A Celebration af Alaska's Twenty-Seven Fellowship Writers, Alaska State Council on the Arts, 1988, co-edited by Elyse Guttenberg and Jean Anderson

Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, and lectures.
I work with any audience.
Special Interests:
I'm very interested in seeing Alaska's still-young and growing body of
literature taking shape and becoming stronger.

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Listing last updated: December, 2017

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