2018 Pacific Northwest Book Award Nominees
Don't Look Away (Paperback)
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What if the forces behind events are not as they appear? Set in different eras that span the 20th Century, the three stories in this lyrical novel, linked by images and juxtapositions, examine the unexplainable influences that redefine and transform our lives.
About the Author
Linda Strever grew up in Connecticut and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education at Central Connecticut State University. In her mid-thirties she moved to Brooklyn, New York, earning an MFA in Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, where she was awarded the Louis Goodman Creative Writing Scholarship. Her poetry collection, Against My Dreams, was published in 2013. The collection was a finalist for both the Intro Series Poetry Prize and the Levis Poetry Prize from Four-Way Books, the New Issues Press Award in Poetry, and the Ohio State University Press Award in Poetry. Winner of the Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize from CALYX Journal, her work has been a finalist for the Hill-Stead Museum's Sunken Garden Poetry Prize, the Spoon River Poetry Review Editors' Prize, the Crab Creek Review Poetry Award, the A. E. Coppard Prize for Fiction, as well as in the Provincetown OuterMost Poetry Contest, the William Van Wert Fiction Competition, and the Summer Literary Seminars Fiction Competition. Don't Look Away was a finalist for the Eludia Award from Hidden River Arts. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction have been published widely in journals and magazines, and she is a Pushcart Prize nominee. She has worked as a proofreader, editor, graphic artist, teacher, trainer, and mediator and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.