Meri Weiss

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Industry Arts
Occupation Writer & Professor
Location New York, NY, United States
Introduction Meri Weiss was born and raised in New York. She graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in English. In 2002, she was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Southampton College/Long Island University; in 2006, she earned the President’s Award and a Master of Arts in Literature from SUNY New Paltz. Meri has been the recipient of Southampton College’s John Steinbeck Award as well as the Sarah Tucker Award for Fiction. In 2004, one of her stories was nominated by the Dog Writers Association of America for Best Short Fiction. Her fiction has appeared in Proteus, Confrontation, Hampton Shorts, Shawangunk Review and AKC Gazette. Meri has been a college English instructor and freelance writer for the past seven years. She currently lives and teaches in New York City. CLOSER TO FINE has been nominated for a 2009 Lambda Literary Award in the category of Best Debut Fiction.