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Janet Desaulniers

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Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20050713

Writer Janet Desaulniers was an up-and-coming author when she sold the second short story she had ever written to The New Yorker.  Twenty-five years later, she published her first short story collection, What You’ve Been Missing after facing and triumphing over writers’ block.  That collection won the prestigious John Simmons Award for short fiction from University of Iowa in 2004.  She teaches in the MFA Writing program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

| Subject Matter: Writers’ Block, Midwestern Settings | Interview Year: 2004 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: John Simmons Award for Short Fiction |

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