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Pamela Carter Joern is the author of four works of fiction, published by the University of Nebraska Press: Toby's Last Resort, In Reach, The Plain Sense of Things, and The Floor of the Sky. She has published short stories and essays in various literary journals. She has also written six plays that have been produced in the Twin Cities, including a musical, Alchemyra's Art. She co-edited Re-Membering and Re-Imagining. She taught writing at the Loft Literary Center for many years.
Pam lives in Minneapolis. She is a graduate of United Theological Seminary and holds an MFA from Hamline University.
Nebraska Book Award for Short Fiction, 2015
Finalist for Minnesota Book Award, Novel and Short Story, 2015
Career Initiative Grant, Jerome Foundation, 2008
Tamarack Award, Minnesota Monthly Magazine, 2008, 2001
Midwestern Booksellers Association Connections Pick, 2008
Nebraska Book Award for Fiction, 2007
Alex Award, Young Adult Library Services Association, 2007
Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers, 2006
Teaching Fellow, Loft Literary Center, 2005-2006
Norcroft Residency, 2003
Outstanding Prose Thesis, Hamline University, 2000.