Gayle Brandeis

Gayle Brandeis writer

Gayle Brandeis is the author of "Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write" (HarperOne), "Dictionary Poems" (Pudding House), "The Book of Dead Birds" (HarperCollins), which won Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize for Fiction of Social Engagement, "Self Storage" (Ballantine), a Target Breakout Book, "Delta Girls" (Ballantine) and her first novel for young readers, :My Life with the Lincolns" (Henry Holt), chosen as a state-wide read in Wisconsin. She has two books forthcoming in 2017 — a memoir, "The Art of Misdiagnosis" (Beacon Press), and a collection of poems, "The Selfless Bliss of the Body" (Finishing Line). Her poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies (such as Salon, The Rumpus, The Nation, and The Nervous Breakdown) and have received several awards, including the QPB/Story Magazine Short Story Award, a Barbara Mandigo Kelley Peace Poetry Award, and a notable listing in Best American Essays 2016. She served as Inlandia Literary Laureate from 2012-2014 and teaches at Sierra Nevada College and the low residency MFA program at Antioch University Los Angeles.