Nina Schuyler is the author of The Translator, winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award and a finalist for the 2014 William Saroyon International Prize for Writing, and The Painting, named a Best Book by San Francisco Chronicle and a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. Her book, How to Write Stunning Sentences, is a Small Press Distribution bestseller.
Her short stories have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best American New Voices.
She writes a column for Fiction Advocate, “Stunning Sentences,” and reviews books for The Millions.
- Style in Prose
- San Francisco State University, MFA in Creative Writing, 2004
- Hastings College of the Law, JD, 1997
- Stanford University, BA Economics, 1986
Awards & Distinctions
Winner of the W.S. Porter Prize for Short Story Collection and The Prism Prize for Climate Literature for her book, In this Ravishing World, forthcoming in 2024.
The Translator — Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction, finalist for the William Saroyan International Writing Prize.
The Painting — Finalist for the Northern California Book Award.
Schuyler, N. (Forthcoming, 2024) In this Ravishing World.
Schuyler, N. (Forthcoming, 2023). Afterword.
Schuyler, N. (2018). How to Write Stunning Sentences.
Schuyler, N. (2014). The Translator. New York: Pegasus Books.
Schuyler, N. (2004). The Painting. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books.