Sharona Muir

Muir is the author of six books, most recently the ecofabulist collection Animal Truth and Other Stories (University of New Orleans, 2022). Her novel, Invisible Beasts (Bellevue Literary Press) was praised in O, the Oprah Magazine, as a “Title to Pick Up Now,” and was a finalist for the Orion Prize.  Publishers Weekly chose it as a “First Fiction” and “Book of the Week” (starred review), BuzzFeed as a “Book To Dive Into,” and Library Journal for “Top Indie Fiction.”  Other writing has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, The Paris Review, Orion, Kenyon Review, The Yale Review, Agni, Nautilus, Stand, Ploughshares and numerous periodicals.

She is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry; the Alfred Hodder fellowship from Princeton University in nonfiction; three Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence fellowships in fiction, nonfiction and poetry; the Bernard F. Connors prize, and other awards.

She holds a Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University.  She is currently Professor of Creative Writing and English at Bowling Green State University.