Janet Burroway

Janet Burroway Website: Janet Burroway
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona
Current Residence: North Florida, Wisconsin and Chicago
Setting: Various
Genre: Non-Fiction, Fiction, Plays

Janet Burroway (1936- ) is the author of eight novels, plays, poetry, essays, texts for dance, and children’s books. Her Writing Fiction : A Guide to Narrative Craft, is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and her multi-genre Imaginative Writing is out in a third edition. She is Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita of the Florida State University. Her novel, Bridge of Sand, was silver medalist for General Fiction in the 2009 Florida Book Awards. Burroway divides her time among Florida, Wisconsin, and Chicago.

Bridge of Sand by Janet BurrowayImaginative Writing The Elements of Craft by Janet BurrowayWriting Fiction A Guide to Narrative Craft by Elizabeth Stuckey French and Janet Burroway

Book List


Bridge of Sand (2009)
Cutting Stone (1992)
Opening Nights (1985)
Raw Silk (1977)
The Dancer from the Dance (1967)
The Buzzards (1969)
Descend Again (1960)

Garden Party
The Fantasy Level
(1961) .
The Beauty Operators
Five Roman Comedies (1970)
Hoddinott Veiling
Due Care and Attention
Complete Roman Drama Series, Johns Hopkins University, (1995)
Medea with Child
Sweepstakes (1999)

Poetry and Essays

Embalming Mom: Essays in Life 2002.
Material Goods (poems) 1980.
But to the Season (poems) 1961.


Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft 2003.
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft 1982, sixth edition, 2003.


The Truck on the Track
Giant Jam Sandwich

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