Elizabeth Cox


Elizabeth Cox is the author of poetry and short story collections and five novels: The Ragged Way People Fall out of Love, Night Talk (winner of the Lillian Smith Award and a finalist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), Familiar GroundThe Slow Moon and the latest A Question of Mercy.

She has been recognized with the Robert Penn Warren Award and the North Carolina Fiction Award, and she has been inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Cox has taught creative writing at Duke University, University of Michigan, University of Massachusetts–Lowell, Tufts University, Boston University, MIT, Bennington College, and most recently at Wofford College, where she shared the John Cobb Chair with her husband, C. Michael Curtis, fiction editor for the Atlantic.

Awards and Special Recognition…

For her body of work 
2011 winner of the Robert Penn Warren Award
2011 inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers

Elizabeth Cox
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