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Nicole Miller


About Nicole

After completing an M.Phil in English Literature at Oxford, Nicole Miller worked at The New Yorker and The Oxford English Dictionary, where she is a longstanding scholarly reader in etymology. Her short stories have appeared twice in The May Anthology of Short Stories, edited by Jill Paton Walsh and Sebastian Faulks, and her creative nonfiction won the Dorothy Cappon prize for the essay in New Letters magazine in 2014. An excerpt of her novel appeared in Defying Gravity ed. Richard Peabody, and her long form essays have been published in New Letters, Arts & Letters, The Switchgrass Review, and Litmag. "Last Night at the Breakers" gained honorable mention in Best of American Essays 2016, ed. Jonathan Franzen. She held the Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing at Emerson College, Boston, gaining her MFA in 2012. In 2012, she was also awarded a Ph.D in Victorian Literature from University College, London. For a decade, she edited faculty manuscripts and conducted research on Renaissance literature for the faculty of Harvard’s English Department in Cambridge, and at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. Since moving to D.C. in 2014, Nicole has taught creative writing at Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK, the Writer’s Center in Bethesda/ Hill Center in Capitol Hill, the nineteeth and twentieth century British novel, ranging from Charles Dickens to Lawrence Durrell, and the twenty-first century update of the traditional bildungsroman; more recently she has expanded into comparative literature, teaching the novels of Thomas Mann and the short stories of Anton Chekhov at Politics and Prose bookstore. She has attended residencies and received scholarships to attend writer's conferences at Vermont Student Center, Wesleyan Writer's Conference, Tin House, the Iceland Writers Retreat and the Arteles Colony of Finland. Her interests span the novel, short story, ghost story, personal essay, travel essay, criticism of the visual arts, theatre, and music, memoir, immigrant and post-colonial narratives, tales of illness and healing, and the translation of Modern Greek poetry.

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