Sunday, January 19, 2014

February 4: Shelly Oria

Shelly Oria was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Israel. Her short story collection, New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, was published in November by FSG and Random House Canada. Shelly's fiction has appeared in The Paris ReviewMcSweeney’sfivechapters, and Electric Lit's Recommended Reading among other places, and has won a number of awards, including the Indiana Review Fiction Prize, a Sozopol Fiction Fellowship in Bulgaria, and LMCC's Workspace grant. A MacDowell Fellow in 2012 and 2014, Shelly holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, curates the series Sweet! Actors Reading Writers in the East Village, and has a private practice as a life & creativity coach.


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  2. Shelly Oria Wonderful and hardworking author. All of her works, including my favorite "New York 1, Tel Aviv 0" I re-read with pleasure. They then inspire me to write my college application essay examples.
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