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Nina McConigley

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Nina McConigley is an Assistant Professor of Honors, specializing in creative writing. She earned her MA in English from the University of Wyoming, and her MFA from the University of Houston. In 2009, a short story she wrote entitled “Curating Your Life,” originally published in the fall 2009 issue of “American Short Fiction”, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, which honors the best, new literature of the year. The story went on to be featured in her collection of short stories, “Cowboys and East Indians” (2013), winner of the International PEN Open Book Award, the High Plains Book Award for Best Short Stories, and was named one of Oprah Winfrey’s O magazines’ Best Prize Winning Books in 2014. McConigley is a fellow with the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, and has served on the faculty of the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. An in-demand speaker and reader, she has been the featured author at international, national, and regional conferences, and frequently lectures across the University. As an award-winning creative writer, one who focuses on global perspectives and diversity, McConigley’s classes for Honors include the first-year colloquium, Indian Short Story, the Empire Writes Back, and Art and Cultural Identity.

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