Biographies Laura Furman (1945- )

Laura Furman was born in New York City in 1945. She has published seven books, including Tuxedo Park (1986), Drinking with the Cook (2001), and most recently The Mother who Stayed (2011). Her awards include the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award and the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award. Among her other honors are fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, Dobie Paisano Project, Bogliasco Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is Professor Emerita at the University of Texas at Austin. Furman is series editor for the O. Henry Prize Stories, and currently lives in Austin, Texas.

Audio Recordings with Laura Furman

  • Laura Furman, James D. Houston, and David Michael Kaplan, authors of three of the “ten best” short stories in the PEN Syndicated Fiction Project, read their stories on November 29, 1990, in the Montpelier Room 

Selected Works at the Library of Congress