Dr. Elizabeth Oness
PhD University of Missouri-Columbia
Elizabeth Oness grew up in Chappaqua, New York, and did her undergraduate work at James Madison University in Virginia. Her work has appeared in The Hudson Review, Crazyhorse, Glimmer Train, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review and other literary magazines. Her stories have received an O. Henry Prize, a Nelson Algren Award, and other notices. Her story collection, Articles of Faith, won the 2000 Iowa Short Fiction Prize and was published by the University of Iowa Press.†
Her first novel, Departures, was published by Penguin in 2004. Twelve Rivers of the Body won the Gival Press Novel Award and was published in October 2008. A collection of poems, Fallibility, was released from New Rivers Press in the Fall of 2009. She is a professor of English at Winona State University, where she teaches composition, literature, and fiction writing. She directs marketing and development for Sutton Hoo Press, a literary fine press, and lives in rural Minnesota with her husband, the poet C. Mikal Oness, and their son.