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Laura Furman

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Drinking with the Cook: Stories

The Shadow Line

Tuxedo Park

Ordinary Paradise


Laura Furman

Laura Furman is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, and essayist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Mirabella, Vanity Fair, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, Southwest Review, Cosmopolitan, House and Garden and elsewhere. American Short Fiction, which she founded, was a three-time finalist for the National Magazine Award. A past president of the Texas Institute of Letters, she's currently Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She is married and the mother of one son.

Laura was born in New York City in 1945 and received her B.A. from Bennington College in Vermont. She lived in Washington County, New York, in a nineteenth-century farmhouse which she renovated. Laura moved to Houston in early 1978 to work on a new magazine. She's remained in Texas ever since, living for ten years in the small town of Lockhart, where she and her husband renovated a turn-of-the-19th-century house, and most recently in Austin. She's an accomplished cook, devoted mother, and a practitioner of Yoga which she says is finding its way into her recent work.

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