barbara dimmick


selected works

Novels
"...wonderfully engrossing and haunting..."
--Library Journal (starred review)
“…a story of loss and grief…engrossing and thoughtful.”
--Booklist

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BARBARA DIMMICK's CV

NOVELS:

HEART-SIDE UP. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, May 2002. Cloth.

IN THE PRESENCE OF HORSES. New York: Doubleday, 1998. Cloth.
London: Flamingo, 1998. Cloth. Paper.
New York: Picador, 1999. Paper.

Translations:
Die Pferde Zauberin. Munich: Paul List, 1998. Cloth.
Munich: Paul List, 1999. Paper.
Munich: Paul List, 1999. Book club.
Matkalla huomiseen. Helsinki: Gummerus, 1999. Cloth.
Natalies Heste. Copenhagen: Egmont, 1999. Cloth.
I hästars närhet. Trondheim: Bra Böcker, 2000. Paper.
W obecnoś koni. Krakow: Cibet, 2000. Paper.
Matkalla huomiseen. Helsinki: Gummerus, 2003. Paper.


SHORT FICTION:

"Honeymoon," short story. PLOUGHSHARES. Spring, 2009.

“Shooting Tookey,” short story. THE COMPANY OF DOGS. New York: Doubleday, 1990.


ARTICLES:

“Claremont’s Writing Workshop.” PEDAGOGY JOURNAL, II: 1 (1995) 13-25.

“Guided Independence.” PEDAGOGY JOURNAL, II: 1 (1995) 89-97.

“A Rider Teaches Writing.” PEDAGOGY JOURNAL, I: 1 (1994) 3-8.

Between 1978 and 1985, approximately 30 articles, essays, interviews, and editorials in regional and trade periodicals, including AMERICAN FORESTS, THE CHRONICLE OF THE HORSE, EQUUS, FINE HOMEBUILDING, and others.


TEACHING:

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, 2002 to 2006
Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Courses Taught:
Senior Fiction Writing Honors Theses
Senior Workshop in Prose Fiction
Senior Seminar: Form and Theory of Fiction
Tutorials
Advanced Creative Writing – Fiction
Creative Writing - Introduction
First Year Writing

SAINT JOHN’S UNIVERSITY, April 2002
College of Saint Benedict Writer-in-Residence

INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS, April 2002
One-day Residency

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, October 2001
Thurber Fellow
Master Class for Poets and Fiction Writers

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE, 1984-1997
Professor, Writing and Literature



READINGS, LECTURES, and WORKSHOPS:

Writers and Books Literary Center. Reading. Rochester NY 2008.

OASIS, guest lecturer on own work. Rochester NY 2008.
Dartmouth College. Hanover NH. August 2006. Alumni College. Fiction Writing Workshop.

NHWP. Claremont, NH. January 2005. Workshop: Emotion as character motivation.

Dartmouth College. Hanover, NH. August 2005. Alumni College. Fiction Writing Workshop.

PEN New England North. Thetford, VT. November 2004. Remarks, “Thoughts on Point of View.”

New Hampshire Humanities Council. Newbury Public Library. Newbury, NH. 1 November 2004. Discussion, “Writer Meets Reader.”

Amos Fortune Forum. Jaffrey, NH. 6 August 2004. Lecture, “Novel One, Novel Two, Novel Three.”

Dartmouth College. Hanover, NH. 25-31 July 2004. Alumni College. Fiction Writing Workshop.

Misty Valley Books. Chester, VT. 23 November 2003. Reading from HEART-SIDE UP.

Vermont Public Radio. Norwich, VT. 21 November 2003. Interview for VPR segment aired during ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.

New Hampshire Public Television. Manchester, NH. 24 October 2003. Interview for NH OUTLOOK.

Dartmouth College. Hanover, NH. 1 May 2003. Asian-American Writers’ Festival. Introduction, Li-Young Lee.

Dartmouth College. Hanover, NH. 13 February 2003. Creative Writing Writers’ Series. Reading from novel-in-progress.

Shaw Public Library. Greenville, Maine. 25 August 2002. Reading from HEART-SIDE UP.

Hale Writers’ Conference. Newport, NH. July 2002, Revision workshop

New Hampshire Writers’ Project. Durham, NH. May 2002. Benefit reading from HEART-SIDE UP.

The Loft Writing Center. Minneapolis, MN. April 2002. Workshop, “Fear and Creativity.”

Thurber House. Columbus, Ohio. October 2001. Fellows Lecture, “On Writing the First Novel.”

New Hampshire Writers’ Project. Manchester, NH. March 2001. Writers’ Day conference. Workshop, “Plotting the Novel.”

PEN New England North. Hanover, NH. 17 March 2001. Panelist, “Fighting the Wars Over Narrative.”

PEN New England North. South Strafford, VT. February 2001. Remarks, “Twelve Questions that Drive a Writer Crazy.”


JURIES:

New Hampshire Writers’ Project. Bienniel Fiction Prize. Fall 2009.

Seacoast Writers’ Conference. Chester, NH. Fiction Prizes. May 2006.

Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. Undergraduate Writing Prize. March 2005.


FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, and AWARDS:

HAWTHORNDEN CASTLE International Writers’ Retreat, 2007*
Edinburgh, Scotland

HEART-SIDE UP
OUTSTANDING WORK OF FICTION, 2003
New Hampshire Writers’ Project

UCROSS FOUNDATION, 2003
Ucross, WY

DJERASSI, 2002*
Woodside, CA
Accepted for 2002, but unable to attend

THURBER FELLOWSHIP and RESIDENCY, 2001
Thurber House

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP, 2001
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

MACDOWELL COLONY, 2000*
Peterborough, NH

YADDO, 2000
Saratoga Springs NY

HAWTHORNDEN CASTLE, 2000
Edinburgh, Scotland

MACDOWELL COLONY, 1999
Peterborough, NH

VERMONT STUDIO, 1997
Johnson, Vermont

ARTIST’S DEVELOPMENT GRANT, 1996
Vermont Arts Council

DEVELOPMENT GRANT, 1996
NH Women in Higher Education

HEDGEBROOK COTTAGES FOR WOMEN, 1990
Whidbey Island, Washington

EDUCATION:

MASTER OF ARTS. English/​Fiction Writing, 1983
University of New Hampshire, Durham NH

BACHELOR OF ARTS. English, summa cum laude, 1976
University of New Hampshire

INSTRUCTOR’S CERTIFICATION. 1976
Morven Park International Equestrian Institute, Leesburg VA