about the author

Becky Bradway’s craft book, Creating Nonfiction, was recently published by Bedford/St. Martin’s. Her collection of literary essays,Pink Houses and Family Taverns, was published by Indiana University Press. Her short fiction and creative nonfiction works have appeared many magazines and anthologies, among themE: The Environmental JournalNinth Letter, DoubleTake,  Creative Nonfiction, Post Road, Antioch Review, and Hotel Amerika, among other places. Her fiction has received honorary mentions in The Best American Short Stories anthology. She attended Columbia University in New York and holds a doctorate from Illinois State University, and now teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Wilkes University.

Her current project is a creative biography (or a novel, depending on how you look at it) about the writers Vachel Lindsay and Sara Teasdale.  Into the Beautiful New covers the tumultuous eras from 1904-1932 (think: post-Victorian to early-Modern, or the first Chicago World’s Fair to the Great Depression, letters to telephone.  And think: mad pamphleteering performance art social justice-obsessed writer and sedate hypochondriac witty poet falling into a rapidly evolving, disintegrating world).

After a lifetime in Illinois, she lives in Denver with her husband Doug Hesse and a couple of dogs.   Her grown daughter works as a news producer in Los Angeles.

To reach Becky Bradway, drop her an email at becky.bradway@gmail.com.