Corinne Demas Writing for Adults

Corinne Demas is the author of 38 books including two collections of short stories, six novels, a memoir, a collection of poetry, two plays, and numerous books for children. She is a professor emeritus of English at Mount Holyoke College and a fiction editor of the Massachusetts Review.    

She grew up in New York City, in Stuyvesant Town, the subject of her memoir, Eleven Stories High, Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948-1968. She attended Hunter College High School, graduated from Tufts University, and completed a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She lived in Pittsburgh for a number of years, teaching at the University of Pittsburgh and at Chatham College.

Her awards include:
Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, Fiction Winner . (Read the Aesthetica Blog Interview)
ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award for Saying Goodbye to Lulu.
Finalist, Massachusetts Book Award , The Disappearing Island.
PEN Syndicated Fiction Competition winner.
Lawrence Foundation Prize for the best story to appear in Michigan Quarterly Review.
Breakthrough Contest winner, University of Missouri Press.
2 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship.

She divides her time between Western Massachusetts and Cape Cod.

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Corinne is pronounced  Cuh-rin' (accent on the 2nd syllable, rhymes with win)
Demas is pronounced
Dee'-miss (accent on lst syllable)
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