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Pamela Painter Print E-mail

Pamela Painter has written two story collections, the award-winning Getting to Know the Weather and The Long and Short of It, and is co-author of What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Quick Fiction, Sudden Fiction, Flash Fiction, and Microfiction, among others.

She has won three Pushcart Prizes, an NEA, and Agni Review’s John Cheever Award for Fiction. She currently teaches writing in the MFA program at Emerson College and is also a regular at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, where she gives a summer workshop in Flash Fiction. Her new collection of very short stories, Wouldn’t You Like to Know, was published by Carnegie Mellon in 2010.