Edie Meidav

Massachusetts, United States

Member Since: 03/02/2012

Edie Meidav is the author of 3 award-winning novels: Lola,California, Crawl Space, and The Far Field: A Novel of Ceylon.  Her books - editorial picks by The NY Times and The L.A.  Times - have been excerpted widely. An editor at Conjunctions, she is on the fiction faculty at the UMass Amherst MFA. Her work has received a Lannan Award, a Howard Fellowship, a Kafka Award for Best Novel by an American Woman, a Bard Fiction Prize, a Fulbright Award, and other citations.

Website: www.ediemeidav.com

Twitter Username: @lolacalifornia


  • LOLA,CALIFORNIA , Farrar Straus/Picador (2012)
  • CRAWL SPACE , Farrar Straus/Picador
  • THE FAR FIELD: A NOVEL OF CEYLON , Houghton Mifflin/Mariner


  • Lannan Award
  • Howard Fellowship
  • Bard Fiction Prize for Writers Under 40
  • Kafka Award for Best Novel by American Woman
  • Fulbright Award in Sri Lanka
  • Village Voice Award
  • Editorial Pick by L.A. Times and New York Times


  • Asst. Prof at UMass Amherst MFA (September 2013 - )
  • Writer-in-Residence at Bard College (September 2006 - May 2013)
  • Director at New College of California MFA (September 2001 - May 2005)


  • Bachelor of Arts in English/Painting from Yale
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing/American Literature from Mills College

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Poetry