Howard Norman

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Howard Norman

Howard Norman has published three collections of storytelling from the Far North: The Wishing Bone Cycle, winner of the Harold Morton Landon Prize in Translation from the Academy of American Poets; Where the Chill Came From, and Northern Tales: Traditional Stories of Eskimo and Indian Peoples, part of the Pantheon Folklore and Fairy Tale Library. His novels The Northern Lights and The Bird Artist were both finalists for the National Book Award. He has written children's books, radio plays, and a collection of short stories, Kiss in the Hotel Joseph Conrad.  Other works include the novels The Haunting of L. and The Museum Guard, the short story collection, The Chauffeur: Stories, and collection of nonfiction travel essays entitled, My Famous Evening: Nova Scotia Sojourns, Diaries, and Preoccupations. Howard Norman’s most recent novel is What Is Left the Daughter (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). His memoir, I Hate To Leave This Beautiful Place, will be published in 2012, followed by the novel, excerpted in the Fall 2011 issue of Ploughshares, Next Life Might Be Kinder.

Since 1989 Norman has taught in the MFA program at the University of Maryland and in spring 2003, he was the Writer in Residence at Goucher College.  He divides his time between Washington D.C. and Vermont. 

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