Women's Words on May 12, 2013 featured an excerpt from Sarah Stonich's latest novel, Vacationland, set at a northern Minnesota lodge.
Sarah Stonich is the author of internationally acclaimed novels These Granite Islands, The Ice Chorus, and the memoir Shelter. Her award-winning work has been translated worldwide, and her much-anticipated Vacationland is now out from The University of Minnesota Press.
Sarah has been very lucky to have been a writer-in-residence at a number of programs here and abroad, including The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, and she was a Drue Heinz Fellow at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland, where she began pulling together essays for Shelter and stories for Vacationland.
She has been awarded a number of grants, including a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and a Loft McKnight Fellowship. Her first novel, These Granite Islands has been translated into eight languages and was short-listed for France's prestigious Grand Prix de lectrices d'Elle. Her second novel The Ice Chorus has been re-issued in paperback by Alma Books of England, distributing it in English language markets wordwide.
Sarah Stonich will be presenting readings of her work throughout the Arrowhead Library System over the next few weeks, including a reading Monday May 13th at 6:00pm at the Duluth Public Library.