Ms. Cara Diaconoff

Texas, United States

Cara Diaconoff is the author of a story collection, Unmarriageable Daughters (Lewis-Clark Press, 2008) and two novels, I'll Be a Stranger to You (Outpost19 e-books, 2011) and Marian Hall, which is seeking a publisher. Her stories have appeared in Indiana Review, The Adirondack Review, and elsewhere; her work has won fellowships from the Indiana and Utah state arts councils and residencies at the MacDowell Colony. She has served as a Visiting Writer at Whitman College, a lecturer at Texas Christian University, and a Peace Corps volunteer in Russia. Presently, she is a visiting professor of creative writing at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and is at work on a book-length essay on women and unrequited love, titled On Crushing.


Twitter Username: @cdiacono


  • Unmarriageable Daughters: Stories , Lewis-Clark Press (October 2008)
  • I'll Be a Stranger to You: A Novel , Outpost19 e-books (August 30, 2011)


  • First Prize in Novel, Utah Original Writing Competition(2007)


  • Visiting Professor, Creative Writing at Southern Methodist University (August 2012 - )
  • Visiting Writer at Whitman College (August 2008 - May 2009)
  • Lecturer at Texas Christian University (August 2000 - May 2003)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (fiction) from Indiana University (June 1995)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction