Party affiliation: Independent
Laura Durnell, American writer, educator. Recipient First Prize, Issues Relevant to Women, Chicago Women in Public, 1995; fellow, Ragdale Foundation and Union League Club of Chicago, 2000; grantee Community Arts Assistance Program grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 2002;, 2003, 2004, Special Assistance grant, Illinois Arts Council, 2004, Ludwig Vogenstein Foundation grant, 2005.
Adjunct English instructor Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1999—2002. Part-time English lecturer DePaul University, since 2000. Editorial intern Time magazine, New York City, 1992—1992.
Features correspondent The Times of Northwest Indiana, Munster, Indiana, since 2003.
- Author: (short stories) Judgment (Mary Roberts Rinehart award, 2004), Needs - Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Regina Leigh - Room of One's Own (Notorious Fellow for Literature Fiction, 2004, Third Prize, Playboy College Fiction Contest, 1998, Samuel Ostrowsky Humanities award, Roosevelt University, 2001). Contributor Facts on File Guide to the American Novel.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Born August 3, 1971
1999 - 2002