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Leigh Newman

Episode 46: "Nobody Gets Out Alive" with Leigh Newman, 6/13/22

Leigh Newman grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and Baltimore, Maryland, traveling between the homes of her two parents. Her childhood and remote wilderness experiences were the basis of her award-winning memoir Still Points North. She received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1993 and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2006. Her newest collection Nobody Gets Out Alive is about women navigating the male-dominated wilds of Alaska. It was released by Scribner in April 2022 and includes stories that have appeared in the Paris Review, Harper’s, Best American Short Stories 2020, Tin House, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and Electric Literature. Her story “Howl Palace” was awarded both a Pushcart prize and an American Society of Magazine Editors’ fiction prize. In 2020, she received the Paris Review’s Terry Southern Prize for “humor, wit, and sprezzatura.”

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