Sylvia Watanabe

March 16, 2001

Sylvia Watanabe
Sylvia Watanabe, a fiction writer and essayist, has taught in the Creative Writing Program at Oberlin College since 1995. Her first collection of stories, Talking to the Dead, was a finalist for the 1993 PEN Faulkner Award and a recipient of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for fiction. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in fiction and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant in nonfiction. Her stories and personal essays have been widely anthologized and have been included in the O.Henry and Pushcart Prize collections. With Carol Bruchac, she has co-edited two anthologies of Asian American literature, Home to Stay and Into the Fire, published by the Greenfield Review Press.
To hear Watanabe read from her own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.
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