Competition: US & Canada
Education: University of Michigan School of Art & Design
Phoebe Gloeckner is the author of the novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2002), which salon.com praised as “one of the most brutally honest, shocking, tender, beautiful portrayals of growing up female in America.” Her work first appeared in underground comic publications when she was in her teens. A critically acclaimed collection of her comics, paintings, and etchings, A Child’s Life and Other Stories, with an introduction by R. Crumb, was published in 1998.
During the period of her Guggenheim Fellowship, she is working on a “multimedia” novel inspired by the lives of several familes living within a four-block radius of each other in Ciudad Juarez. Ms. Gloeckner conceived the ideas for this novel while working on a short piece about an epidemic of violent crime in Ciudad Juarez, recently published in I Live Here (Pantheon, 2008).
Ms. Gloeckner is currently an assistant professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.