Sallie Tisdale

Sallie Tisdale is the author of seven novels, including the James Beard Award finalist Speak Dirty to Me (Doubleday, 1994) and The Greatest Thing I Ever Tasted (Riverhead, 2000). Her autobiography, Walking Westward (Henry Holt, 1992), was selected one of the West's 100 Outstanding Books. Ladies of the Way (HarperCollins, 2006) is her most recent work. Harper's, Antioch Review, Conjunctions, The Threepenny Review, The New Yorker, Tricycle, Creative Nonfiction, and Esquire have all published her essays. The Area Arts and Cultural Council Literary Fellowship was awarded to Tisdale in 2013.

She was named a Dorothy and Arthur Shoenfeldt Outstanding Writer of the Year and awarded an NEA Fellowship in Belle Lettres, a Pushcart Prize, the James Phelan Literary Award, the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, and a Pope Foundation Award. Tisdale's piece Scars won the National Gold Award for Feature Writing from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Read More chevron_right