Excerpt of Vacationland on Women's Words on KUMD
Women's Words on May 12, 2013 featured an excerpt from Sarah Stonich's latest novel, Vacationland, set at a northern Minnesota lodge. Sarah Stonich is the author of internationally acclaimed novels These Granite Islands, The Ice Chorus, and the memoir Shelter. Her award-winning work has been translated worldwide, and her much-anticipated Vacationland is now out from The University of Minnesota Press.
Sarah has been very lucky to have been a writer-in-residence at a number of programs here and abroad, including The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, and she was a Drue Heinz Fellow at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland, where she began pulling together essays for Shelter and stories for Vacationland.
She has been awarded a number of grants, including a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and a Loft McKnight Fellowship. Her first novel, These Granite Islands has been translated into eight languages and was short-listed for France's prestigious Grand Prix de lectrices d'Elle. Her second novel The Ice Chorus has been re-issued in paperback by Alma Books of England, distributing it in English language markets wordwide.