Cathy Day was born in Peru, Indiana and earned her MFA at the University of Alabama. She is the author of two books: Comeback Season, a non-fiction novel, and The Circus in Winter, a short-story cycle. The Circus in Winter was a finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award, the Story Prize, and the GLCA New Writers’ Award. Circus has also been translated into German and Czech, was the solution to the New York Times Magazine acrostic puzzle in February 2005, and has been adapted into a musical produced at Ball State University in Fall 2011. Comeback Season was nominated for the Great Lakes Book Award and has been optioned for film and television. Her stories and essays have appeared in New Stories from the South, Story, River Styx, Antioch Review, Shenandoah, Post Road, Sports Illustrated, Freight Stories, Creative Nonfiction, and Ninth Letter. Her work has appeared on public radio’s Studio 360 and Selected Shorts and earned special mention in the Pushcart and Best American Short Stories anthologies. She’s been the recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a Bush Artist Fellowship, a New Jersey Arts Council Grant, and other university research grants. She’s held teaching positions at Minnesota State University, Mankato, The College of New Jersey, and the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, she lives in Indiana and teaches at Ball State University. Her current project is Mrs. Cole Porter, a novel.
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