Patricia Foster

Patricia Foster is the author of All the Lost Girls (PEN/Jerard Award), Just Beneath My Skin (essays), Girl from Soldier Creek (SFA Fiction Award), and the editor of the anthologies Understanding the Essay (with Jeff Porter) and Minding the Body. Her essay “Eulogy” will be included in the 2020 Pushcart Prize Awards. She is the recipient of the 2017 Clarence Cason Award for nonfiction, the Theodore Hoepfner Award for the essay, and a Dean’s Scholar Award from the University of Iowa. She has been a professor in the MFA program in nonfiction at the University of Iowa for over twenty years and has taught in France, Australia, Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain.