Maureen Stanton

Maureen Stanton is the author of Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), which was a People Magazine “Best New Books” pick, and Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider’s Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting (Penguin 2012), winner of a Massachusetts Book Award.

Her nonfiction has been widely published, including in Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, New England Review, Florida Review, The Sun, and River Teeth. She’s received an Iowa Review Prize, a Pushcart Prize, the American Literary Review nonfiction award, the Thomas J. Hruska award from Passages North, the Penelope Niven Award from Salem College Center for Women Writers, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Maine Arts Commission, the MacDowell Colony, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.

She teaches creative writing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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