2014 Summer Young Writers Institute Visiting Author
Hollis Seasmon is the author of a young adult novel, Somebody Up There Hates You, published by Algonquin Books; two short story collections, Corporeality and Body Work;and a mystery novel, Flesh. Her short stories have appeared in many literary journals, including Bellevue Literary Review, Persimmon Tree, Greensboro Review, The Chicago Review, Calyx, Nebraska Review, Fiction International, and The Hudson Review. Her work has been anthologized in The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review, The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe and Other Stories of Women and Fatness, A Line of Cutting Women, Food and Other Enemies, Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers, and Sacred Ground: Stories about Home. She has received a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and won the 2009 Al Blanchard award for short fiction. Hollis is Professor of English at the College of Saint Rose in Albany NY and also teaches for the MFA in Creative Writing Program of Fairfield University, Fairfield CT.