Blair Hurley received her B.A. from Princeton University and her M.F.A. from NYU. Her stories are published or forthcoming in West Branch, Mid-American Review, Washington Square, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Descant, Fugue, and elsewhere. She has received a Pushcart Prize and scholarships from Bread Loaf and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Her debut novel, THE DEVOTED, is due in 2018 from WW Norton & Company.


chosen as Tennessee Williams Scholar, Sewanee Writers Conference July 2016
Admitted to Kimmel Harding Nelson Arts Center August 2016
Admitted to Ragdale Writers’ Residency May 2016
Admitted to Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference August 2015
Granted Fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, Spring 2015
Admitted to the Tin House Writers’ Workshop, Summer 2014, Summer 2015
Admitted to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Summer 2014
Artist in Residence, Byrdcliffe Artists’ Colony, Summer 2013
Recipient of “Emerging Writers” Fellowship, The Writer’s Room of Boston, 2011
Admitted to the Breadloaf New England Young Writers’ Conference May 2004
Scholastic Writing Awards National Gold Medalist for “The Last Soft-Serve”

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