Patricia Foster

Patricia Foster is the author of the memoir All the Lost Girls (University of Alabama Press, 2000), winner of the PEN/Jerard Award; Just Beneath My Skin (University of Georgia, 2004), essays; and the forthcoming novel Girls from Soldier Creek, winner of the Fred Bonnie Award. She is the editor of Minding the Body: Women Writers on Body and Soul; Sister to Sister; and the forthcoming Understanding the Essay (coedited with Jeff Porter). Foster has been a professor in the MFA Program in Nonfiction at the University of Iowa for nineteen years, has been an exchange professor in Montpellier, France, and has taught in Prague, Melbourne, Wollongong, Barcelona, and Florence.

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