Competition: US & Canada
Education: Sarah Lawrence College
Victoria Redel is the author of the novels The Border of Truth (2008) and Loverboy (2001), and of two collections of short fiction: Make Me Do Things (2014) and Where the Road Bottoms Out (1995). She is also the author of three award-winning collections of poetry: Woman Without Umbrella (2013), Swoon (2003), and Already the World (1995). Her debut novel, Loverboy, was awarded the S. Mariella Novel Award, the Foreward fiction prize, selected as a Borders Original Voice, a Los Angeles Times Best Book and was adapted for a feature-length film released in 2006. Victoria Redel’s fiction, poetry, and essays have been widely anthologized and translated into six languages. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Granta.com, Guernica, Salmagundi, NOON, Elle, Harvard Review, and other fine publications. Additionally, Redel has been the recipient of an NEA fellowship, a Fine Arts Work Center fellowship, the Tom and Stan Wick Poetry Award, and was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award.
Redel is currently on the permanent undergraduate and graduate faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. She has taught in the M.F.A. programs at Columbia University and Vermont College, and was the 2013 McGee Professor at Davidson College.
Profile photograph by Marion Ettlinger