Welcome to the website of award-winning author Summer Wood
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Summer Wood is the author of RAISING WRECKER, which received the 2012 WILLA Award for Contemporary Fiction and is a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. Her first novel, Arroyo, was published in 2001 by Chronicle Books. She divides her time between Taos, New Mexico, and New Orleans, Louisiana.
It's official! I'll be back at TSWC this summer offering a master class in the novel. Here's the advance scoop: WRESTLING WITH THE ANGEL: A MASTER CLASS IN THE NOVEL Every successful novel stakes out its own territory and defines the terms… Read More >>
I'm deeply grateful to Claire Messud for selecting my story, "Boomerang," as the winner of the 2013 Indiana Review Fiction Prize. The IR folks published it in issue 36.2, Summer 2014, and they've posted it online here. If you'd… Read More >>
Thank you, Women Writing the West! Here's a description of the award from their website: The award is named in honor of Pulitzer Prize winner Willa Cather, one of the country's foremost novelists. Awarded annually for outstanding literature featuring… Read More >>
I had the privilege last week of guest-editing the blog at She Writes, and got to talk with other women writers about several of my favorite topics: Alligators and other Surprises, The Gift of Freedom from A Room of Her Own Foundation, Asking for What… Read More >>
I'm thrilled to report that the US paperback edition, to be published September 4 with the title RAISING WRECKER, will have drawings by my sister, Harper Wood. Harper is an outstanding botanical illustrator based in upstate New York, and it's… Read More >>