A Ansay

Florida, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

A. Manette Ansay’s first novel, Vinegar Hill, was published in 1994, followed by a story collection, Read This and Tell Me What it Says, 1995 winner of the AWP Short Fiction Series Prize. She has since published five more novels: Sister (1996); River Angel (1998); Midnight Champagne (1999), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Blue Water (2006), and Good Things I Wish You (2009.) Ansay is also the author of a memoir, Limbo. She's been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Friends of American Writers Prize, and two Great Lakes Book Awards, among others. Vinegar Hill was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her November 1999 Book Club Selection.  She is Professor of English (Creative Writing) at the University of Miami, where she teaches in the MFA program.  



Website: www.amanetteansay.com


  • Vinegar Hill (January 1, 2012)
  • Read This and Tell Me What It Says , AWP Short Fiction Series Prize (January 1, 2012)
  • Sister (January 1, 2012)
  • River Angel (January 1, 2012)
  • Midnight Champagne (January 1, 1999)
  • Limbo (January 1, 2001)
  • Blue Water (January 1, 2006)
  • Good Things I Wish You (January 1, 2009)


  • National Endowment for the Arts Grant(2012)
  • AWP Short Fiction Series Prize(2012)
  • Great Lakes Book Award(2012)
  • National Book Critics Circle Award finalist(2012)


  • Professor of English at University of Miami (August 2004 - January 2012)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Cornell University (June 2012)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction