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Ann Pancake


Ann Pancake is the author of two short story collections and a novel, all set in West Virginia.  Her work has been recognized by a Whiting Award, an NEA grant, a Pushcart Prize, the Bakeless Prize, and the Barry Lopez Visiting Writer in Ethics and the Community Fellowship. 

Her stories, essays, scholarly articles, and journalism have appeared in venues like Orion, The Georgia Review, Manoa, Poets and Writers, The Journal of Appalachian Studies, and the Review of Contemporary Fiction.  She is a native of West Virginia.    


·         Appalachian Literature
·         Appalachian Studies 
·         Environmental Literature 
·         19th and 20th Century American Literature 
·         Creative Writing, Fiction and Nonfiction
·         Native American Literature

Book Publications: 

            Given Ground (UPNE 2001). 
                  ·           Winner of Breadloaf’s Bakeless Prize.              

            Strange As This Weather Has Been (Counterpoint 2007).  

                    ·         Kirkus Review’s Top Ten Fiction Books of the year 
                    ·         Weatherford Prize, Appalachian Fiction Book of the Year 
                    ·         Finalist for the Orion Book Award 
                    ·         Finalist for the Washington State Book Award 

             Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley (Counterpoint 2015).

                    ·         Finalist for the Washington State Book Award and the Weatherford Prize