Sharon Harrigan

Virginia, United States

Member Since: 10/01/2013

Sharon Harrigan's memoir, Playing with Dynamite, was published in October 2017 by Truman State University Press. Her work has appeared widely, in the New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Twitter Username: @harrigan_sharon


  • Playing with Dynamite: A Memoir , Truman State University Press (October 1, 2017)


  • Joyce Horton Johnson Award, Key West Literary Seminar(2012)
  • Kinder Award, Pleiades Literary Journal(2013)


  • Instructor at WriterHouse (April 2014 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Columbia University
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Pacific University (June 2012)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature