Ann Birstein

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Ann Birstein

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It seems foolish to include a narrative biography in this section when my new book happens to be an autobiography. So here are some plain facts of my professional life.EDUCATIONB.A. Queens College, magna cum laude with honors in English; Graduate work, Kenyon School of English; Graduate work, Sorbonne, Paris; University of Aix-MarseilleHONORSHonorary Alumni Member Phi Beta Kappa;National Endowment for the Arts grant; Fulbright Fellowship; Queens College ScholarPUBLICATIONSVanity Fare, a novel, Publish America.What I Saw at the Fair, autobiography, Welcome Rain Publ.The Last of the True Believers, a novel, W.W. Norton.The Rabbi on Forty-seventh Street, a biography, Dial Press; Authors Guild Back in PrintAmerican Children, a novel, Doubleday and Company; Authors Guild Back in PrintDickie's List, a novel, Coward McCann and Geoghegan.Summer Situations, three short novels, Coward McCann and Geoghegan; Avon Books.The Sweet Birds of Gorham, a novel, David McKay; Gollancz; Ballantine Books.The Troublemaker, a novel, Dodd Mead.Star of Glass, a novel, Dodd Mead; Popular Library.Co-editor, The Works of Anne Frank, DoubledayContributor of stories, articles, essays, reviews to: Book World Confrontation, Connoisseur, Geo, Inside, Mademoiselle, McCall's, New York Times, The New Yorker, The Reporter, Vogue, Washington Post, and other publications.For six years film critic for Vogue, former Contributing Editor, Inside Magazine.EXPERIENCEDirector and Founder: Writers on Writing at Barnard.Adjunct Professor of English, Barnard College.Lecturer, Columbia University, School of General Studies.Adjunct Star Professor of English, Hofstra University.Visiting Professor of English, SUNY at Albany.Visiting Lecturer, The Writers Workshop, University of Iowa.Teacher of Creative Writing, the Browning School, New York.Writer-in-Residence, CCNY.Lecturer, The New SchoolLecturer, Queens CollegeLectures and readings at: Barnard College, Columbia School of Fine Arts, Hunter College, Kingsborough Community College, Long Island University, Queens College, Smith College, Stanford University, Stern College, and various schools and community centers here and abroad.Former President, MacDowell Fellows Executive Committee.Member of PEN (formerly member of the Executive Board and head of the Admissions Committee).Member of the Authors Guild (formerly member of the Guild Council).REFERENCE WORKSListed in: Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who of American Women, Contemporary Authors, Jewish American Women Authors among other publications.