Sandra Scofield is the author of seven novels (1989-1996), including Beyond
, a 1991 Finalist for the National Book Award and a winner
of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation; A
Chance to See Egypt
, winner of the Texas Institute of Letters 1997
Jesse Jones Fiction Award; and three finalists for the Oregon Book Awards.
Egypt was also nominated for the 1998 Dublin International Impac Awards.
She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts,
the Oregon Institute of Letters, and the Oregon Arts Commission. Her work
has been well-received critically. Norton will publish her memoir of a
Texas childhood in February: Occasions of Sin
Sandra has served on juries for Texas Institute of Letters
fiction awards, the Nelson Algren (Chicago) fiction awards, the Washington
state arts council fellowships, and the National Endowment for the Arts
Literature fellowships. She has contributed many reviews to the book pages
of the Chicago Tribune
, the Oregonian
, and the Dallas
. She has represented the National Book Foundation in
visits to the Iowa Center for Books, residencies on the Spokane Reservation,
and in public schools in Beaverton, Oregon. Her essay, "Writing
from Love and Grief and Fear
" was included in the NBF anthology,
The Writing Life. She has often served on faculty for workshops at the
Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.
Sandra is a graduate of the University of Texas and the
University of Oregon, and earned a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in
1979, with particular interest in language arts scholarship. She was on
the faculty of Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University).
She has visited several colleges to read and work with students, including
Macalaster College, the University of Arkansas, Miami University (Oxford,
OH) and the University of New Mexico. During fall semester 2001, she was
the Thornton Writer in Residence at Lynchburg College, Virginia.
She has extensive experience as an educational planner,
working with the Northwest Educational Laboratory, the Montana Department
of Public Instruction, the Portland, Oregon public schools, the Alaska
school districts of Tok and McGrath; and Southern Oregon State College,
where she chaired the committee that developed the special education program.
She lives in Southern Oregon.
Visit Sandra's Website at: http://www.sandrascofield.com
For an Interview with Sandra Scofield visit http://www.curledup.com/intscof.htm
For a review of Sandra Scofield's book, Occasions of Sin:
A Memoir, visit http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/ae/books/reviews/2411262
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