Cathryn Alpert

Publications and Awards


 

ANTHOLOGIES/BOOK PUBLICATIONS

 

2006          An Anthology for Creative Writers: A Garden of Forking Paths, Anstandig

                  & Killough, Prentice Hall, "That Changes Everything."

2002          Rocket City (French translation; paperback), J'ai Lu

2000          Roll ihn rü ber, Gefü hlsechte Geschichten vom Gummi, Droemer Verlag,

                  “Kleine Kondomologie in 12 Lektionen"

1999          Rocket City (French translation), Albin Michel, Francis Geffard

1999          Getting It On: A Condom Reader, Soho Press, “Condomology in Twelve Easy

                  Lessons”

1998          New Mexico Puzzle, (German trans. Rocket City), Ullstein Metropolis

1997          In Celebration of the Muse, the Fifteenth Anniversary Anthology, Quarry

                  West, “That Changes Everything”

1996          Sudden Fiction (Continued), W.W. Norton, “That Changes Everything”

1996          Rocket City, Paperback ed., Vintage Contemporaries (12-city book tour)

1996          Walking the Twilight II, Northland Publishing, “Unnatural”

1995          Rocket City, Novel, MacMurray and Beck, hardbound

1994          Walking the Twilight, Northland Press, “The Plain of Nazca”

1992          Best of the West 5, W.W. Norton, “Alamogordo”

1991          O. Henry Festival Stories 1991, Trans-Verse Press, “Bunraku”

1991          Word of Mouth II, Crossing Press, “That Changes Everything”

1990          Touching Fire, Carroll and Graf, “Where We Are Now”

1989          O. Henry Festival Stories 1989, Trans-Verse Press, “Alamogordo”

 

MAGAZINE PUBLICATIONS/SHORT STORIES

 

2009        ZYZZYVA, Spring, “Straight Up, Now Tell Me”

2008        Feile-Festa, Spring “Zen Dog Tricks

2007        The Rambler, November/December “China”

1992        Puerto del Sol, Spring, “Alamogordo” (Also Summer, 1991)

1991        Spectacles, Fall, “All Across America” and “Zen Dog Tricks”

1991        Parting Gifts, Summer, “Zen Dog Tricks”

1991        Thema, Summer, “Painting Daisies”

1991        ZYZZYVA, Summer, “Straight Up, Now Tell Me”

1991        CPU Review, April, “China”

1990        The Amaranth Review, Fall, “The Plain of Nazca”

1989        Good Times, November, “Zen Dog Tricks”

1989        Surface Tension, Fall, “Air Guitar”

1989        Puerto del Sol, Summer, “The Passion According to Flora Jean”

1989        Aim Magazine, Summer, “Strawberries in Winter”

1989        CrazyQuilt, June, “A Beautiful Man”

1989        Rag Mag,, Spring, “I’m No Angel”

1988        The Wittenberg Review, Fall, “Disconnections”                        

1988        Calliope, March, “I’m No Angel”

 

CRITICAL STUDIES/WRITING GUIDES

 

2003       Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason,

                Nancy Pearl (Rocket City recommended)

1999        Land of Enchantment, Land of Conflict: New Mexico in English-Language

                Fiction (Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities,

                David L. Caffey (Rocket City excerpted and referenced)

1998        The First-Book Market, MacMillan, Jason Shinder, ed. (Essay and

                interview)

1991        Creating Stories for Storytelling, Marsh Cassady, Research Publications, Inc., “A

                Beautiful Man” (excerpt)

 

MAGAZINE PUBLICATIONS/POETRY

 

1988        Pléiades, Fall, “Montage”

 

REVIEWS PUBLISHED

 

2001        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review (Pink Section), June 10, The Russian

                Word for Snow. Janis Cooke Newman

2001        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, January 7, I Married an Earthling,

               Alvin Orloff

2000        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, October 22, Prodigal Summer,

               Barbara Kingsolver

2000        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, Sept. 17, Antigua and My Life

               Before, Marcela Serrano

2000        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, August 27, Lying, Lauren Slater

2000        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, August 6, Cronopios andFamas,

               Julio Cortázar

2000        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, July 30, Marrying the Mistress,

               Joanna Trollope

2000        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, April 9, The Inland Sea,

                Steven Varni

2000        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, January 30, A Recipe for Bees,

                Gail Anderson-Dargatz

2000        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, January 23, Scar Vegas,

                Tom Paine

1999        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, November 14, Enchanted Night,

                Stephen Millhauser

1999        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, Sept. 12, Motherless Brooklyn,

                Jonathan Lethem

1999        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, Sept. 5, The Last Life, Claire Messud

1999        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, Sept. 5, The Wilder Sisters, Jo-Ann

                Mapson

1999        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, August 15, Poachers, Tom Franklin

1999        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, June 20, Close Range: Wyoming

                Stories, Annie Proulx

1999        The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, April 11, Best American Short

                Stories 1998, Garrison Keillor with Katrina Kenison, Editors

1997        The Mill Valley Literary Review, Spring, New Year’s Eve, Lisa Grunwald

1996        The San Jose Mercury News, Dec. 30, New Year’s Eve, Lisa Grunwald

1996        The Mill Valley Literary Review, Summer, Amnesia Moon, Jonathan Lethem

1996        The Mill Valley Literary Review, Winter, Loving Wanda Beaver, Alison Baker

 

ARTICLES

 

1996        The Mill Valley Literary Review, Spring, Reading, Writing, and Arrythmia

 

AWARDS

 

1996          Finalist, Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, Rocket City

1991          O. Henry Festival Short Story Contest, Finalist, “Bunraku”

1991          Amaranth Review Short Fiction Contest, First Place, “The Plain of Nazca”

1990          The Chris O’Malley Award, Finalist, “The Lichen Field”

1990          Gamut Tenth Anniversary Short Story Contest, Finalist, “Bunraku”

1989          O. Henry Festival Short Story Contest, Second Place, “Alamogordo”

1989          Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, Hon. Mention, “Alamogordo”

1989          Poets and Writers Exchange Program, Finalist, “Alamogordo”

1989          Santa Cruz ‘66 Story Contest, First Place, “Zen Dog Tricks”

1989          FSU’s World’s Best Short Short Story Contest, Hon. Mention, “Air Guitar”

1988          Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, Hon. Mention, “Strawberries in Winter”

1987          Calliope Fiction Contest, Hon. Mention, “I’m No Angel”

 

AWARDS JUDGED

 

2001         The Agnes Butler Award for Fiction, St. Mary's College of California

 

HONORS

 

1997          Theodore Morrison Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

1996          Finalist, Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, Rocket City

1996          Honoree of National Women’s Political Caucus, California, Rocket City

1996          Vintage Select Book-of-the-Month, April, Rocket City

1995          Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Series, Rocket City

 

LECTURES

 

2000          San Francisco Literary Society, Tender is the Night

1977          Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Vermont

1966          Author Fair, The Terraces, Los Gatos

1996          San Francisco Literary Society, Mariette in Ecstacy

1996          Porter Memorial Library, Soquel, Rocket City.

1996          Mill Valley Literary Society, The Riders

1995          Mill Valley Literary Society, A Room With a View

1989          Santa Cruz Public Library, Book Talk Series

 

LISTINGS

 

2004          International Who's Who of Authors and Writers

1996          Who's Who

1996          Contemporary Authors

1991         A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers

 

BOOK TOURS

 

1995          Five-city tour, MacMurray and Beck, Rocket City

1996          Nine-city tour, Vintage Paperback, Rocket City

 

AUDIO

 

1995          American Audio Prose Library, Rocket City Excerpts and Author Interview

 

EDUCATION

 

1979          UCLA, Ph.D.

1974          UCLA, M.A.

1973          UCLA, B.A., cum laude

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

1974-1979 UCLA, Teaching Assistant

1980-1984 Centre College, Assistant Professor, Theater, Department Chair

 

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