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Sandy Hiortdahl

Bewildering Stories biography

Originally from Maryland, I received a job offer and made my way five hundred miles south to beautiful Appalachia. I live in a little brick house in suburban east Tennessee with my best friend, a twelve-year-old Australian Cattle Dog named Kismo Blue.

For the foreseeable future, I’m an Assistant Professor of English at Northeast State Community College, where I’m also the Poetry Editor for Echoes & Images. Every year, I head to Batavia, New York, for the Annual John Gardner Conference, where I leave a token of my visit at the dear man’s grave.

I received the Sophie Kerr Prize upon graduation from Washington College. As well, I was awarded a Maryland State Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Novel.

I have an M.F.A. from George Mason University, an M.A. from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America, where I learned Anglo-Saxon in order to do my dissertation on Gardner’s Grendel. It passed with distinction.

Recently, my creative work has appeared in Poetic Story/KY Story, MatterPress Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Crux and Alimentum. Work is forthcoming in Eternal Haunted Summer, Barely South Review, and OCEAN Magazine. My website is

Copyright © 2013 by Sandy Hiortdahl

Bewildering Stories bibliography

Prose Fiction
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