Becky Bradway Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Writer, Editor
Becky Bradway is currently revising a long biographical novel set in the 1910s and 1920s. The book, The Beautiful New, looks at the revolutionary changes that took place in that period by focusing on a group of real writers and radicals (particularly the performer, poet, and essayist Vachel Lindsay and the romantic poet Sara Teasdale). Among the cast of characters is Eugene O'Neill, John Reed, Edna St. Vincent Millay, a bunch of IWW labor organizers, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, and oh so many others. This project is nearly finished. Now to the past....Her collection of short memoir and new journalistic pieces, Pink Houses and Family Taverns, was published by Indiana University Press. Her craft book on creative nonfiction, Creating Nonfiction, was published by Bedford-St. Martin's. (It is currently used as the text in the Wilkes creative nonfiction class.) Becky's stories and creative essays have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, among them Creative Nonfiction, North American Review, Ninth Letter, DoubleTake, Antioch Review, Hotel Amerika, Identity Theory, Post Road, E: The Environmental Magazine, etc. Her essays and stories have been cited as recommended reading in Best American Essays, Best American Stories, and the Pushcart anthology. She lives in Denver with husband and dogs and occasionally an adult child that pops in; she is an obsessive listener of all types of music, watches too many old movies, and spends as much time as possible in the mountains. She holds a Ph.D. in English Studies from Illinois State University.