Pamela Painter

Location Boston
Occupation Writer/Professor
Website http://

Books by Pamela Painter
  • by Pamela Painter
    Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010.

  • by Pamela Painter
    Carnegie Mellon Univ Pr, 1999-02.

  • by Pamela Painter
    Carnegie Mellon Univ Pr, 1999-02.

  • by Pamela Painter
    Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2008.
  • About Me

    PAMELA PAINTER is the author of two story collections, GETTING TO KNOW THE WEATHER, which won the GLCA Award for First Fiction, and THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT. She is also the co-author of WHAT IF? WRITING EXERCISES FOR FICTION WRITERS. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, Ploughshares, and Quick Fiction, among others and in numerous anthologies, such as Sudden Fiction, Flash Fiction, Flash Fiction Forward and MicroFiction. She has received grants from The Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts, has won three Pushcart Prizes and Agni Review’s The John Cheever Award for Fiction. Painter’s stories have been presented on stage by Word Theatre, Stage Turner, and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. A recent prize-winning story was recorded on a Norton CD titled “Love Hurts.” Painter lives in Boston and teaches in the Writing, Literature and Publishing Program at Emerson College. Painter's new collection of very short stories, WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO KNOW, came out in August 2010 from Carnegie Mellon University Press.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Alice Munro, William Trevor, Margot Livesey, Jim Shepard, George Saunders,Elizabeth Jolley,

    Alain de Botton's The Art of Travel
    Witold Rybczynsk,'s Home
    William Trevor Collected Stories