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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Dana Spiotta

Spiotta portrait

Associate Professor

English

309 Hall of Languages

315.443.2173

dspiotta@syr.edu


Biography

Dana Spiotta is the author of four novels: Innocents and Others (2016), winner of the St. Francis College Literary Prize and a finalist for the Los Angles Times Book Prize; Stone Arabia (2011), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Eat the Document (2006), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the American Academy's Rosenthal Foundation Award; and Lightning Field (2001), a New York Times Notable Book. Other awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the Rome Prize in Literature. In 2017 she received the John Updike Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

News

English Professor Wins National Literary Prize

(Oct. 4, 2017)

Dana Spiotta recognized for fourth novel, 'Innocents and Others' (Scribner, 2016)

Creative Writing Achieves Novel Success

(Sept. 6, 2017)

Members of top-ranked M.F.A. program rack up honors, awards, new publications

Acclaimed Novelist Dana Spiotta to Read at YMCA Arts Branch Sept. 30

(Sept. 21, 2016)

Syracuse professor will showcase latest novel, ‘Innocents and Others’ (Scribner 2016)

Books

  • Innocents and Others: A Novel

    Innocents and Others: A Novel

    Innocents and Others: A Novel, by Dana Spiotta, Scribner; Reprint edition (November 15, 2016), 288pp., ISBN-13: 978-1501122736

  • Stone Arabia: A Novel

    Stone Arabia: A Novel

    Stone Arabia: A Novel, by Dana Spiotta, Scribner (July 10, 2012), 238pp., ISBN-13: 978-1451617979

  • Eat the Document: A Novel

    Eat the Document: A Novel

    Eat the Document: A Novel, by Dana Spiotta, Scribner; 1St Edition edition (November 28, 2006), 304pp., ISBN-13: 978-0743273008

  • Lightning Field: A Novel

    Lightning Field: A Novel

    Lightning Field: A Novel, by Dana Spiotta, Scribner; Reprint edition (August 1, 2002), 224pp., ISBN-13: 978-0743223751

Areas of Supervision

Fiction