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Sara Houghteling

B.A., Harvard College, 1999
M.F.A, University of Michigan, Colby Scholar, 2003
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Sara Houghteling is the author of Pictures at an Exhibition, a New York Times Editors’ Choice Book, and a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.  A recipient of an NEA grant, a French Fulbright, the Narrative Prize, and a John Steinbeck Fellowship, her work has also been recognized with a Camargo Residency, a Wallant Award, the Ribalow Prize, a Sustainable Arts Award, and the Avery Jules Hopwood Prize in both fiction and playwriting.  Her work has appeared in The New York TimesNarrative Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle.  A lecturer in the Stanford English Department, she also teaches fiction with Continuing Studies and hosts the interview series Stanford Fiction Writers in Conversation. 


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Winter 2021
Illness in Literature

Autumn 2020-2021
Photography in Fiction

Winter 2019-2020
Illness in Literature