Paula Whyman is the author of YOU MAY SEE A STRANGER, a linked story collection that won praise from The New Yorker and a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Paula has been awarded the 2017 Towson Prize for Literature. Her stories have appeared in journals including McSweeney’s Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, The Hudson Review, and The Southampton Review. Her fiction was selected for the anthology Writes of Passage: Coming-of-Age Stories and Memoirs from The Hudson Review (Ivan R. Dee). Her work has been supported by fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, The Studios of Key West, Rivendell Writers’ Colony, and VCCA. She was named a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction by the Sewanee Writers Conference. She is Vice President of the MacDowell Fellows Executive Committee. Ms. Whyman is the recipient of grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. She is founder and editor in chief of the literary journal Scoundrel Time.
Ms. Whyman’s commentary has been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Her humor essays have appeared in the Washington Post, and her interviews have appeared in The Rumpus. She has taught in writers-in-schools programs through the Pen/Faulkner Foundation in Washington, DC, and the Hudson Review in Harlem and the Bronx, New York. Her fiction is part of the curriculum at The Young Women’s Leadership School in Harlem.
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