Schwartz, Lynne Sharon

Introductory Notes

Lynne Sharon Schwartz was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1939. She attended Barnard College and did graduate work at Bryn Mawr and New York University but left before completing her dissertation to pursue a writing career.

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Schwartz has published reviews and criticism in many newspapers and magazines and has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Foundation for the Arts. She has taught in many writing programs and is currently on the faculty of the Bennington Writing Seminars.

Books by Lynne Sharon Schwartz


Rough Strife (1980)

Balancing Acts (1981)

Disturbances in the Field (1983)

Acquainted with the Night (1984)

The Melting Pot and Other Subversive Stories (1987)

Leaving Brooklyn (1989)

The Fatigue Artist (1995)

In the Family Way: An Urban Comedy (1999)

Referred Pain (2004)

The Writing on the Wall (2005)


We Are Talking about Homes (1985)

Ruined by Reading (1996)

Face to Face (2000) (essays)

The Emergence of Memory: Conversations With W.G. Sebald(editor) (2007)

Children's Book

The Four Questions (1989)


In Solitary (2002)

Translations (from Italian)

A Place to Live and Other Selected Essays, by Natalia Ginzburg (2002)

Smoke Over Birkenau, by Liana Millu (1991)

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