Danielle Valore Evans

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Danielle Valore Evans

Danielle Evans (born Danielle Valore Evans)[1] is an American fiction writer. She is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Iowa. In 2011, she was honored by the National Book Foundation as one of its "5 Under 35" fiction writers.[2] Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, her first short story collection, won the 2011 PEN/Robert Bingham Prize. The collection's title echoes a line from "The Bridge Poem," from Kate Rushin's collection The Black Back-Ups (Firebrand Books, 1993).[3] Reviewing the book in The New York Times, Lydia Peelle observed that the stories "evoke the thrill of an all-night conversation with your hip, frank, funny college roommate."[4]

Evans's work was anthologized in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Best American Short Stories collections in 2008, 2010, and 2017. Her stories have also appeared in The Paris Review and A Public Space. In 2014 she became an assistant professor in the MFA program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.[5] Previously, she taught in the English department at American University.


  1. ^ "Author Homepage". Retrieved June 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "The National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" Fiction, 2011". Retrieved June 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "katerushin.com/pub.html". Archived from the original on October 2, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
  4. ^ Lydia Peelle, "Between Sisters", The New York Times, October 22, 2010.
  5. ^ Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva (January 22, 2014). "UW-Madison creative writing program adds Danielle Evans to its faculty roster". Isthmus. Retrieved March 11, 2014.

External links

  • Danielle Evans interviewed by Emma Straub at the "5 Under 35" awards in Brooklyn, NY, November 14, 2011.
  • Danielle Evans Reading From "Wherever You Go, There You Are" at NPR.
  • Evans's story "Virgins", in The Paris Review, Fall 2007 issue
  • Claire Kinnane, "A Conversation with Danielle Evans", College of Arts & Sciences, American University, January 7, 2010
  • Melinda Moustakis, "If You Lived Here: An Interview with Danielle Evans", American Short Fiction, August 1, 2013

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