Search - List of Books by Rilla Askew

Rilla Askew (born 1951) is an American novelist and short story writer born in the Sans Bois Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma, where her family has lived for five generations. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1980 and went on to study creative writing at Brooklyn College, where she received her MFA in 1989.

Askew was a 2004 fellow at Civiella Ranieri in Umbertide, Italy, and a featured writer at the 2008 World Literature Today and Chinese Literature Conference in Beijing. In 2009 she received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in a variety of journals, and her story "The Killing Blanket" was selected for Prize Stories 1993: The O. Henry Awards. Askew's first novel "The Mercy Seat" was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Dublin IMPAC Prize, was a Boston Globe Notable Book, and received the Oklahoma Book Award and the Western Heritage Award in 1998. In 2002 her novel "Fire in Beulah" received the American Book Award and the Myers Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. 'Fire in Beulah' is about the Tulsa, OK race riots. Askew's third novel, "Harpsong," is set in 1930's Oklahoma and speaks indirectly to John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath." "Harpsong" received the Oklahoma Book Award, the Western Heritage Award, the WILLA Award from Women Writing the West, and the Violet Crown Award from the Writers League of Texas in 2008. Askew has taught creative writing at Brooklyn College, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma, Syracuse University, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her sister Ruth Askew Brelsford is the speech/drama chair at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, OK. Askew is married to actor Paul Austin, and they divide their time between Oklahoma and the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York.
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Total Books: 14
Most American Notes from a Wounded Place
2017 - Most American Notes From a Wounded Place (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780806157177
ISBN-10: 0806157178
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Kind of Kin A Novel
2014 - Kind of Kin a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062198808
ISBN-10: 0062198807
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Kind of Kin
2013 - Kind of Kin (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780062198792
ISBN-10: 0062198793
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Harpsong
2009 - Harpsong [Oklahoma Stories and Storytellers Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780806139289
ISBN-10: 0806139285
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Strange Business
2009 - Strange Business (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780806140285
ISBN-10: 0806140283
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Harpsong
2007 - Harpsong [The Oklahoma Stories & Storytellers Series, V. 1] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780806138237
ISBN-10: 0806138238
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Fire in Beulah
2001 - Fire in Beulah (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780142000243
ISBN-10: 0142000248
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Fire in Beulah
2001 - Fire in Beulah (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670888436
ISBN-10: 0670888435
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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The Mercy Seat
1998 - The Mercy Seat (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140277609
ISBN-10: 0140277609
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The Mercy Seat
1998 - The Mercy Seat (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140265156
ISBN-10: 0140265155
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.2/5 Stars.
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The Mercy Seat
1997 - The Mercy Seat (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670874675
ISBN-10: 0670874671
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Strange Business
1993 - Strange Business (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140165951
ISBN-10: 0140165959
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Strange Business
1992 - Strange Business (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670842599
ISBN-10: 0670842591
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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