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Contemporary Writers Series - Thisbe Nissen

Thisbe Nissen is the author of three novels, The Good People of New York, Osprey Island, and, most recently, Our Lady of the Prairie. She has also published a story collection, Out of the Girls’ Room and into the Night, and is co-author (with Erin Ergenbright) of The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook, a collection of stories, recipes and art collages. She has taught fiction writing at The New School, Pacific University, Brandeis, Columbia, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and, since 2010, at Western Michigan University. Thisbe earned a BA in English and Creative Writing from Oberlin College in 1994 and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1997. She’s a quilter, collagist, photographer, and vegetable gardener. Thisbe and her husband, writer Jay Baron Nicorvo, live—with their young son, cats, and chickens—in rural southwest Michigan.

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