Shannon Cain

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Shannon Cain

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Shannon Cain is a multiple award-winning fiction author. Her debut short story collection will be published this fall by the University of Pittsburgh Press as the winner of the 2011 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Her stories have been awarded the Pushcart Prize, the O. Henry Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. They have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, The Colorado Review, the New England Review, American Short Fiction and Southwords: New Writing From Ireland.

Shannon earned her MFA in 2005 from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She is the co-editor, with Lisa Bowden, of Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq (Kore Press, 2008) and co-adapter of Coming In Hot, the stage adaptation of the book. In 2008, she was a member of the National Endowment for the Arts’ funding panel on literary magazines and small presses. Shannon has taught fiction writing at the University of Arizona, Gotham Writers’ Workshop, UCLA Extension, Arizona State University and as a private coach and workshop facilitator. She is founder of the postgraduate writer’s social network and online learning community However; Artist-in-Residence for the City of Tucson’s Ward One; and the fiction editor for Kore Press. Shannon lives in downtown Tucson with her teenage daughter. Her current creative project is Tucson, the Novel: An Experiment in Literature and Civil Discourse.

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