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Janet Burroway, awarded the Florida Humanities Council's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing, is the author of eight novels as well as short fiction, plays, poetry, essays, texts for dance, and children's books. Her Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft (ninth edition), is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and her multi-genre Imaginative Writing is out in a fourth edition. Her most recent novel is Bridge of Sand (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; Hopcyn Press, London, 2013) and her memoir Losing Tim was published in 2014 (Think Piece Publishers). Her play Parts of Speech won the Brink! award at the Renaissance Theatreworks, Milwaukee in 2015 and Boomerang, a modern female Lear was commissioned by Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago, also in 2015.

Current work: Burroway pursues her theatre work as a Network Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and has recently joined the Board of Sideshow Theatre. Her most recent play, Headshots, was given readings at the Trellis Project of the Greenhouse Theatre, Chicago, in 2016, and at Chicago Dramatists and Pulse Ensemble Theatre, New York, in 2017. Parts of Speech was reprised as part of the Fall Festival of Women Playwrights at Artemisia Theatre, Chicago, in 2017. She is at work on a ninth novel, Indian Dancer, and has recently been commissioned to write a biographical essay on Alix Strachey, a member of the Bloomsbury Group and co-translator of the classic 23-volume edition of Freud's work, as part of a collection of essays on prominent women by Cambridge alumni women writers.

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