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Janet Peery

  • Janet Peery
  • Professor
  • English
  • 917 Batten Arts and Letters
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3991
  • jpeery@odu.edu
  • Education

    Wichita State University, 1992
    Major: Creative Writing, Fiction
    Degree: M.F.A.
    Wichita State University, 1975
    Major: Speech Pathology and Audiology
    Degree: B.A.
    Kansas State Teachers College, 1968
    Degree: Other
  • Four citations in “100 Distiuished Stories" from Best American Short Stories Series
  • University Nominee SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award
  • 2008: Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction
  • 2008: Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction from Women Writing the West
  • 2005: Named University Professor, Old Dominion University
  • 2002: Outstanding Faculty Award, State Council of Higher Education in Virginia
  • 2000: Named “One of 50 Writers to Watch in the Next Decade” by Writers Digest
  • 1998: Fellowship, Guggenheim Foundation
  • 1996: Distinguished Alumnus Award, Wichita State University
  • 1996: National Book Award Finalist
  • 1994: John and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • 1993: Best American Short Stories
  • 1993: Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation Writers Award
  • 1992: State of Kansas KQ/KAC Award
  • 1992: State Of Kansas Seaton Award in Fiction
  • 1991: Nelson Algren Award Finalist, Chicago Tribune
  • 1990: Hemingway Days Short Story Competition, First Prize
  • 1990: Jeanne Charpiot Goodheart Prize for Fiction, Washington and Lee University
  • 1990: Mikrokosmos Fiction Prize, Wichita State University
  • 1990: Pushcart Prizes
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research