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Jayne Anne Phillips

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Jayne Anne Phillips was born in West Virginia in 1952 and now lives in Massachussets. She has published two collections of short stories, Black Tickets and Fast Lanes, and three novels, Machine Dreams, Shelter and Motherkind. She is Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program at Rutgers Newark University.
Non fiction
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2009) : Lark and Termite

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