NOTE: Courtney Morgan will read from her book and take questions during a special presentation of the New Bedford Bookfest on its second day, Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 11:30am.
BOOK: The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman
SYNOPSIS: The nineteen stories in The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman track the splintered trajectory of the title character, tracing a chicken-scratch line of psychosexual development from childhood to old age. In unfamiliar and sometimes bizarre narrative turns, the stories in Courtney E. Morgan’s The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman traverse the gamut of female/human experience, both grounded in reality and in the irreal.
BIO: Courtney E. Morgan received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she has also taught creative writing workshops. Her collection of stories, The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman, was a semifinalist for the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize and is forthcoming from FC2 Press in Spring 2017.
Her writing has also been published in Pleiades, The Red Anthology, American Book Review, and others. She is a recipient of the Thompson Award for Western American Writing, and was longlisted for the Diana Woods Memorial Award at Lunch Ticket and Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Fiction.
Morgan is the founder and managing editor of The Thought Erotic journal on sexuality and gender. She teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop and The Gathering Place women’s shelter.