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Annie Dawid
lives and writes in the Sangre de Cristo range of South-Central Colorado.An English professor and director of creative writing for 15 years at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Annie left full-time teaching for full-time writing. She founded BloomsburyWest, a retreat for writers and artists, in 2006 and shuttered it in 2012.

Annie Dawid's new book of linking stories, And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories Of A Family, won the 2007 Litchfield Award for Short Fiction and was published in 2008. Her last book, Lily in the Desert: Stories, was published in 2001 by the Carnegie-Mellon University Press. Her first book, York Ferry, a novel, is now in a second printing from Cane Hill Press of NYC. Both books can be bought in any bookstore, on-line or in the flesh. You can also buy copies of York Ferry directly from the writer. Her photographs, assemblages and rugs have also appeared in various literary magazines as well as shows in Oregon and Colorado. Read more of her bio...


  Annie Dawid reading at the 2010 Mercyhurst College Literary Festival.
Photo by Tyler Stauffer, The Merciad.

Storytelling Performance: The Story Project, March 2015

Annie Dawid will perform in The Story Project, March 13 and March 29.
Click here for information on The Story Project

Annie Dawid's essay, "All Thy Waves" will be excerpted in the forthcoming Stanford Anthology, Gender and Illness (2016).

2014: Annie's newest novel makes second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest 2014, STANDING BESIDE LOVE.
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest 2014


2015: Honorable Mention in the category of General Fiction at the San Francisco Book Festival for "And Darkness Was Under His Feet". Click here for list of winners.

2015: Finalist for the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Award for "Laugh America Star," a sestina.

Finalist: December prize, non-fiction, "How Came These Things to Pass?"

Second Place: Writers' Studio 2014 Award for Non-Fiction

2013 Northern Colorado Writers Award for "Deeps"

Flash Fiction first prize for "Nitza Kosher Pizza" with A Room of One's Own Foundation - Click here to download Nitza

FlashFiction Prize from 2012 -- Orlando Award "Nitza Kosher Pizza"

Annie teaching two workshops at Castle Rock Writers Conference Nov. 23 -


Annie's "Nitza Kosher Pizza" won the A Room of One's Own Foundation Flash Fiction prize for Fall 2012. It will be published this spring in the Los Angeles Review and on the AROHO website.

Dawid featured in article on the 12th annual University of New Mexico Taos Summer Writers' Conference.

"Ten Days Before the End," a section of Resurrection City: Stories of Jonestown, finalist in Glimmer Train's Fiction Open 2010.

Resurrection City: Stories of Jonestown finalist for the Black Lawrence Press 2010 Hudson Prize, second or third book competition.

"Dawid captures crowd, opens 2010 Literary Festival", 2010 Mercyhurst College Literary Festival, readings from “And Darkness Was Under His Feet.”

Standing Beside Love finalist in novel-in-progress, Dana Awards 2010

And Darkness Was Under His Feet was a semi-finalist at the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards 2010

All Thy Waves, by Annie Dawid awarded 2nd place in the 2009 Memoirs Contest by The Writers' Workshop of Ashville, NC

Read an article on Annie Dawid featured inthe Southern Colorado Literature Examiner.

Read a revew of And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories of a Family, by Annie Dawid (Litchfield Review Press/BookSurge) from Jewish Book World, Winter 2009.

Listen to Annie Dawid's Interview on Swiss Public Radio! The interview was originally recorded on June 28, 2009, and the interview length is approximately one hour.

And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories of a Family, by Annie Dawid (Litchfield Review Press/BookSurge) named a Finalist in the Short Story - Fiction category of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!

Listen to Annie Dawid's interview on KWMV's "A Peek in the Valley"

Read an essay by Annie Dawid on writing "And Darkness..."
From Transcript to Fiction
, Glimmer Train newsletter, May 1, 2009

Annie Dawid's "Mamelah's Monologue" awarded first prize in Grain Magazine's 20th annual Short Grain Writing Contest in Dramatic Monologue 2009.

Lily in the Desert by Annie Dawid
Lily in the Desert
University Press

York Ferry by Annie Dawid
York Ferry
New York: Cane Hill Press


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