Janet Burroway is the author of plays, poetry, children’s books, and eight novels including The Buzzards (Pulitzer Prize nomination), Raw Silk (runner-up for the National Book Award), Opening Nights, Cutting Stone, and the 2009 Bridge of Sand. Her Writing Fiction, in its 8th edition, is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and Imaginative Writing has recently appeared in the third edition. Her children’s book The Giant Jam Sandwich has been translated into twenty languages and scored for orchestra. Recent works include the plays Sweepstakes, Medea With Child, and Parts of Speech, which have received readings and productions in New York, London, San Francisco, Hollywood, Chicago, and various regional theatres; and a collection of essays, Embalming Mom. She is currently at work on a musical with Chicago’s Midwest New Musicals. She is Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at the Florida State University.
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