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Joanna Jeanne Scott

Joanna Jeanne Scott, American writer, English language educator. Recipient Richard and Hinde Rosenthal award American Academy-Institute Arts and Letters, 1991, finalist Pulitzer Prize, 1997; fellow Guggenheim Foundation, 1988, MacArthur Foundation, since 1992; Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association faulkner nomination, 1991, 95.


  • Scott, Joanna Jeanne was born on June 22, 1960 in Rochester, New York, United States. Daughter of Walter Lee and Yvonne (de Potter) Scott.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Trinity College, Hartford, 1983. Master of Arts, Brown University, 1985.


    • Assistant professor English University Maryland, College Park, 1987-1988. From assistant to professor University Rochester, New York, 1988-1995, professor, since 1995.


    • Revolution and Arrogance
    • It is a Friday night in September of 1962-the opening night for high school football in western Pennsylvania-when football player Douglas Mitchell first sees the girl who stops his heart with her eyes.
    • Various Antidotes: Stories
    • This collection of stories by the author of Arrogance contains tales featuring real and imaginary figures drawn from the history of science and medicine and capturing their peculiar obsessions.
    • Arrogance: A Novel
    • In Joanna Scott's breakthrough novel the Austrian artist Egon Schiele comes to prismatic life in a narrative that defies convention, history, and identity.


    Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (chair women's committee).


    • Married James Burton Longenbach. Children: Kathryn Scott Longenbach, Alice Scott Longenbach.
    • father: Walter Lee Scott
    • mother: Yvonne (de Potter) Scott
    • spouse: James Burton Longenbach
    • children: Kathryn Scott Longenbach Scott
    • Alice Scott Longenbach Scott
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    Born June 22, 1960
    (age 57)
    • 1983
      Trinity College
    • 1985
      Brown University
    • 1987 - 1988
      Assistant, professor English University Maryland
      College Park, Maryland, United States
    • 1988 - 1995
      from assistant, to professor University Rochester
      New York, United States