School of the Arts Faculty
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Senior Writer-in-Residence (2002)
B.A. Syracuse University
M.F.A. Bennington College
Lise Haines is the author of the novels: Girl in the Arena (Bloomsbury), also sold foreign rights; 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, 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." Two novels are in progress.
Haines's short stories and essays have appeared in a number of literary journals including Ploughshares, Agni and PostRoad, 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. Her work has sold film and TV rights including an HBO option on Girl in the Arena which went into development.