School of the Arts Faculty
Senior Writer-in-Residence (2002)
B.A. Syracuse University, M.F.A. Bennington College
Lise Haines is the author of three novels: Girl in the Arena, published in the US (Bloomsbury) and soon to be published in Turkey (Alfa-Artemis Yay?nevi); Small Acts of Sex and Electricity (Unbridled Books), a Book Sense Pick in 2006 and one of ten "Best Book Picks for 2006" by the NPR station in San Diego; and In My Sister's Country (Penguin / Putnam), a finalist for the 2003 Paterson Fiction Prize, which The Boston Globe called "an authoritative fictional debut."
Haines's short stories and essays have appeared in a number of literary journals, and she was a finalist for the PEN Nelson Algren Award. She has been Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard, and her other teaching credits include UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Maine. Haines grew up in Chicago, lived in Southern California for many years, and now resides in the Boston area.
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