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Anne Valente


Anne Valente's first short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names, won the Dzanc Books Short Story Prize and released in September 2014. She is also the author of the fiction chapbook, An Elegy for Mathematics. Her fiction appears in One Story, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Ninth Letter and Hayden's Ferry Review, among others, and won Copper Nickel's 2012 Fiction Prize and a 2015 Nelson Algren Award Finalist Prize. She was the Georges and Anne Borchardt Scholar at the 2014 Sewanee Writers' Conference and a featured author at the 2015 One Story Debutante Ball. Her work was selected as a notable story in Best American Non-Required Reading 2011 and her essays appear in The Believer and The Washington Post. Originally from St. Louis, she is a faculty member in the Creative Writing Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

Works by Anne Valente
The Desert Sky Before Us Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down: A Novel
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