Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Alma García’s (Seattle) short fiction has earned a fellowship from the Rona Jaffe Foundation; has appeared as an award winner in Boulevard, Passages North, and Narrative Magazine; and is forthcoming in the anthology, Roadside Curiosities: Short Stories on American Pop Culture (University of Leipzig Press/Picador). A former newspaper reporter and editor, she teaches fiction writing at the Richard Hugo House, among other venues, and has taught at the University of Arizona, where she received her M.F.A. in 1999.

Alma received a 2013 GAP for assistance with childcare, providing time to undertake the thorough revision of the draft for Shallow Waters, her novel in progress. Shallow Waters takes place over the course of a year in the desert border city of El Paso, TX. At its inception is a harrowing week in the lives of two guardedly neighboring families. The author has previously published short stories, and the publication of this novel would assist in her professional progress as a teacher.

Alma received a 2009 GAP to fund childcare, allowing her to transform a short story collection into a novel.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.