Valerie Miner

 Valerie Miner is the award-winning author of fifteen  books, including novels, story collections and a memoir.  Her latest novel is Traveling with Spirits. “Moving In,” a new story collection, is forthcoming in 2020.  Her work has appeared in The Village Voice, Salmagundi, Ploughshares, Triquarterly, The Georgia Review, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Gettysburg Review, Southwest Review and many other journals.  She has won awards and fellowships from The Rockefeller Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, the Jerome Foundation, Fundación Valparaiso, Bogliasco Foundation, the Australia Council Literary Arts Board, Brush Creek, MacDowell, Yaddo and various other sources.  She has been a finalist for the PEN West Non-Fiction Book Prize and a finalist (twice) for the Lambda Literary Award In Fiction.  Her work has been translated into eight languages and has been broadcast multiple times on BBC Radio 4.  She is a professor and artist in residence at Stanford University.  Her email is and her website is