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Sandra Scofield

Sandra Scofield is the author of seven novels (1989-1996), including Beyond Deserving, 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 Morning News. 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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