Lynn Drummond's collection of linked
Anything You Say Can and Will be Used Against You (HarperCollins
2004), was a finalist
for the PEN/Hemingway Award and won the Best Book
Award from the Texas Institute of Letters and the
Violet Crown Award from the Writers' League of
Texas, and has been translated into Finnish, Japanese,
and French. A
story from her collection, "Something About a Scar,"
won an Edgar Award for Best Short Story. Her
fiction has appeared in journals such as The
Southern Review, New Delta Review, Story, New Virginia
Review, Black Warrior Review, and Fiction.
Her essays, several of which have been nominated
for a Pushcart Prize and cited in Best American
Essays, have been published in Creative
Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Brevity, and River
Teeth. Drummond has received fellowships
from The Virginia Center for the Arts, Ucross,
and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. A recipient
of a 2009 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Literary
Nonfiction, she is working on a memoir, Losing
My Gun, and a novel, Memories of the Living,
Lives of the Dead.
former police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
Drummond received her MFA from LSU in 1991. She has
taught creative writing at St. Edward's University
in Austin, Texas, and in the MFA Program at the University
of Oregon, where she also directed the Kidd Tutorial
Program. She is the Thornton Writer-in-Residence
at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, for
the spring 2012 semester.
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