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Meredith Lynn Steinbach, American writer, educator. Recipient Pushcart prize Best of the Small Presses, 1976, Rhode Island award for Excellence in Literature, Rhode Island Council on Arts, 1986-1987, O'Henry award for short story, 1990, creative writing fellow in fiction National Endowment for Arts, 1978; Travel grant Thomas J. Watson Institute for International Study, France and Greece, 1993-1994.


Steinbach, Meredith Lynn was born on March 18, 1949 in Ames, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Christopher Gene and Joy Janice (Johnson) Steinbach.


Bachelor of General Studies, University Iowa, 1973. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1976.


Teaching fellow University Iowa, Iowa City, 1975-1976. Writer in residence Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1976-1977. Lecturer in fiction Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1977-1979.

Visiting assistant professor University Washington, 1979-1982. Bunting fellow Harvard-Radcliffe, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982-1983. Assistant, associate professor Brown University, Providence, 1983-1997, professor English, since 1997.



Member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Associate Writing Programs, Amnesty International.


Married Charles Ossian Hartman, May 5, 1979 (divorced December 1991). 1 child Zachary Steinbach Hartman.

Christopher Gene Steinbach

Joy Janice (Johnson) Steinbach

Charles Ossian Hartman

Zachary Steinbach Hartman Steinbach