Isabel Zuber was born and grew up in Boone,
North Carolina. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in a
number of literary magazines, including The American Voice, Poetry,
Now & Then, Pembroke Magazine, and Shenandoah.
She received the Lee Smith Award for Fiction from the Appalachian
the University of Tennessee Press short story prize and was selected
last year as one of the readers in the Blumenthal Writers and Readers
Series. Her poetry collections are Oriflamb, winner of
the poetry chapbook contest of the North Carolina Writers Network
and Winter's Exile (Scots Plaid Press, 1997). Salt,
which received Virginia Commonwealth University's First Novelist
Award, was published
by Picador in 2002. Zuber, who lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina,
where she was a librarian at Wake Forest University for many years,
is now writing full time.
Photo by E. P. Zuber