UNLV Black Mountain Institute's Olivia Clare poses February 20, 2014 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (Aaron Mayes / UNLV Photo Services)


Olivia Clare Friedman

Olivia Clare Friedman is the author of the novel Here Lies and the book of short stories, Disasters in the First World. She is also the author of a book of poems, The 26-Hour Day. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, The O. Henry Prize Stories, Granta, and McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, among other publications. She is the recipient of an O. Henry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. Raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she teaches Creative Writing at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she holds the title of Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Professor.