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Meet Nancy

Nancy Ludmerer's fiction appears or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Cimarron Review, Electric Literature, Mid-American Review, New Orleans Review, Best Small Fictions 2016 and 2022, Best Spiritual Literature 2022, and over 50 other publications. Her flash fiction has been translated into Spanish and read aloud on public radio, and since 2020, her stories (both full-length and flash) have won prizes from Masters Review, Carve, Streetlight, Pulp Literature, and Gemini.  Nancy's non-fiction has appeared in The American Lawyer, Vogue, and Brain, Child, and her short memoir "Kritios Boy" (Literal Latte) was named a notable essay in Best American Essays 2014.


In 2021, Nancy was a Peter Taylor Fellow with the Kenyon Review summer writing workshops and in years past (while still in law school), she was awarded a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship in arts administration. Writers she has studied with and learned so much from include John Edgar Wideman and Kristin Hunter (while still an undergraduate), Pamela Painter, Nancy Zafris, Karen Bender, Wyn Cooper, Karin Lin-Greenberg and Ron Carlson. Nancy is a native New Yorker who practiced law in New York City for many years and continues to live there with her husband Malcolm and their recently-adopted 13-year-old cat, Joey.


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