Grace Paley was born in New York City in 1922. She is the author of four short story collections, including The Little Disturbances of Man (1959), Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1974), and Collected Stories (1994), as well as three poetry collections. Paley received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as an award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Edith Wharton Award, the Rea Award for the Short Story, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Paley was New York’s official state author from 1986-1988 and the Poet Laureate of Vermont from 2003-2007. She taught at Columbia and Syracuse Universities, the City College of New York, and Sarah Lawrence College. Grace Paley died in 2007.
Audio Recordings of Grace Paley
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Anne Winters reading from her poetry and Grace Paley reading from her short stories and essays in the Montpelier Room, Library of Congress, April 30, 1998