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Annie Dawid
lives and writes in 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. She teaches creative writing at Arapahoe Community College.

Annie Dawid's 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 second 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...

The International Rubery Book Award for
York Ferry: A Novel


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

2017: Annie's new book of poems
Anatomie of the World: Poems
Finishing Line Press 2017

2017: Annie has three monologues registered in Monologue Bank
Featured Monologues: Thirteen; Familiarity Bleeds Contempt; Mamelah's Monologue

2016: Interview with Annie Dawid

A Collection of Still Life Artwork and a Multimedia
Art exhibit at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts
427 E. Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

2016: Annie's new job - Teaching The Writer's Workshop at University College, University of Denver. Course Schedule Here!

2016: Annie Dawid's essay, "All Thy Waves" is featured in the Stanford Anthology, Gender and Illness



Honorable Mention, Essay, "How Came These Things to Pass"
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Shortlist Flash Fictions: "The Locked Box in my Closet" and "Sister of the Dead Girl"
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Longlist Flash Fiction: "Abby and Al in the Desert, Together"
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Longlist Short Story: Antidote
The Short Story (Uk) Contest

Finalist: Great American Sentence
Great American Sentence Contest: The Results

Finalist: Only Action Means, Story
Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction 2015 Finalists

Finalist: Resurrection City: A Novel of Jonestown,
2016 Big Moose Prize – Finalists & Semi-Finalists

Honorable Mention: Jonestown Perfume,
Short Story Collection
2016 Leapfrog Fiction Contest Results

Shortlist: My Tatelah, Flash-fiction
Retreat West: Comp results - May 16 Themed Flash

Semi-Finalist: Acts of Nature, Acts of God
The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest Results

Shortlist: The Locked Box in My Closet, Flash-fiction.
Freestyle Writing - Contest Results

First prize: Sex and the Piano
Knut House: Music Prize Winner
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Finalist for essay "Extratemporal,"
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Semi-Finalist: Finding Home, essay. Click here for list of finalists.

Semi-Finalist: Jonestown Perfume, Elixir Fiction Contest

All Thy Waves, December Magazine, finalist

FINALIST in 3 Faulkner Society Contests
novella: Mrs. Jim Jones: One Possible Biography
novel: Paradise Undone
novel-in-progress: Standing Beside Love. Click here for list of winners

Finalist for story "Acts of Nature, Acts of God," Click here for list of winners

Finalist for poem "The Other Jewish Disease," Click here for list of winners

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.

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 Click Here!

Short List for Santa Fe Writers Project, "Resurrection City: Stories of Jonestown," Click here for full list.

Short List for short story/flash-fiction, "The Locked Box in my Closet,"Click here for full list of winners

Short List for flash fiction: multi-story, "My Tatelah," Click here for all results


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.


"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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