Annie Dawid teaches writing, edits manuscripts, and makes art in the Wet Mountain Valley of South-Central Colorado, where she also writes fiction and non-fiction. Her sixth book, Paradise Undone: A Novel Of Jonestown, was published in 2023 by Inkspot Publishing.
Annie’s previous books include Put Off My Sackcloth: Essays, the poetry chapbook Anatomie Of The World, a collection of linking short stories titled And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories Of A Family (winner of the 2008 Short Fiction prize), Lily In The Desert, and her first book, York Ferry: A Novel, which was well reviewed in the New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, and went into a second printing.
An English professor and director of creative writing for 15 years at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Annie left full-time teaching for full-time writing. Her stories and reviews, poems and essays have been published by many outlets, including the Denver Post, High Country News, the Oregonian, Glimmer Train Stories and Sequestrum.
Annie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and her Master of Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver.