Anne Finger is an award-winning writer of fiction and creative non-fiction, who has taught at Wayne State University in Detroit, the University of Texas at Austin, and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as well as teaching writing workshops in community and school settings.
Her latest book is a novel, A Woman, In Bed, published by Cinco Puntos. Her collection of short stories, Call Me Ahab (Bison Books), won the Prairie Schooner Award and was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award as well as being long-listed for the Cork City/Frank O'Connor Short Story Award. Her other books include two memoirs, Elegy for a Disease: A Personal and Cultural History of Polio (St. Martin's Press) and Past Due: A Story of Disability, Pregnancy and Birth (Seal Press); a novel, Bone Truth (Coffee House Press), and a short story collection, Basic Skills (University of Missouri Press), which won the Associated Writing Programs Award in Short Fiction. Her work has been published in German translation by Fischer Verlag and in the U.K. by Women's Press. Her short stories have appeared in The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, The Antioch Review, Discourse, and Ploughshares, among other journals. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times and the North American Review , as well as in a number of anthologies. Her essay, "Walking to Abbasanta," which appeared in the Seneca Review was named a "Notable Essay," in Best American Essays.