Anne Valente

Anne Valente

Full-time Faculty, Fiction
anne.valente@santafeuniversity .edu

PhD, University of Cincinnati
MFA, Bowling Green State University
MS, University of Illinois
BA, Washington University in St. Louis

Anne Valente’s first short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names, won the Dzanc Books Short Story Prize and was published in 2014. Her debut novel, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down, is forthcoming from William Morrow/Harper Collins in 2016. She is also the author of the fiction chapbook, An Elegy for Mathematics. Her fiction has appeared in One Story, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Ninth Letter, The Normal
School, and Iron Horse Literary Review, among others, and she won Copper Nickel’s 2012 Fiction Prize. She was the Georges and Anne Borchardt Scholar at the 2014 Sewanee Writers’ Conference and will be a featured author at the 2015 One Story Debutante Ball. Her work was selected as a notable story in Best American Non-Required Reading 2011 and her essays have appeared in The Believer, Electric Literatureand The Washington Post.