Called “the finest living writer in Texas” by the Texas Observer, Sarah Bird is a bestselling novelist, screenwriter, essayist, and journalist. She has published eleven novels and three books of essays.
She’s been an NPR Moth Radio Hour storyteller; a nine-time winner of Austin Best Fiction award; a finalist for The Dublin International Literary Award; an ALEX award winner; Amazon Literature Best of the Year selection; a B&N’s Discover Great Writers selection; a New York Public Libraries Books to Remember; and an honoree of the Texas Writers Hall of Fame.
She has written for O Magazine, the NY Times, Chicago Tribune, and Salon among others and was a columnist for Texas Monthly for six years. A ten-year career as a screenwriter when she wrote for such companies as Warner Brothers and Paramount led to her selection for the Meryl Streep Screenwriters Lab in 2015.
Sarah co-founded The Writers League of Texas, is the 2021 winner of the University of New Mexico’s Paul Ré Award for Cultural Advocacy, and is the “hologram” greeter at Austin Central Library.
2 thoughts on “Curated Conversation: Dance Marathon Mania with Sarah Bird”
I read all Sarah Bird’s book and a huge fan. I loved “Last Dance on the Starlight Pier”. Being a native Texan the history was especially interesting !
Looking forward to the event via the Blanton
Our book club read the book and much discussion ensued. Now we have the visual image! Looking forward to the online seminar!