Author Laine Cunningham's novels interweave social, cultural, historical, political and spiritual movements that have occurred within different groups and at different times. These elements engage readers in discussions of how similar forces have changed or are changing the contemporary world ... and what might be in our future. Through these stories, readers recognize that everyone can create change.
Her work has won multiple national awards, including the James Jones Literary Society Fellowship. She is a three-time recipient of The Hackney Award, which calls out some of the best books in contemporary times. Their novel award was received by Horton Foote and William Styron, placing Laine in the ranks of Pulitzer Prize-winning authors.
She has received dozens of fellowships and workshop and residency slots from programs like the Prague Summer Program, Summer Literary Seminars (SLS), Writers in Paradise, VCFA, the Jerome Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Wildacres Center for the Humanities, Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy, Fusion Art Gallery in Turin, Italy, and the Takt Kunstprojektraum projects in Berlin and Leipzig, Germany.
Her nonfiction books include Woman Alone, a memoir for fans of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and Cheryl Strayed's Wild. Her Travel Art Photo series showcases popular travel destinations worldwide from an artist's perspective.
In January of 2019, she launched Sunspot literary journal to speak truth to power. By hearing every voice, Sunspot hopes to change the world through words and art. Visit the website for contests and guidelines, and to get a free copy of the digital editions. Submissions accepted through Submittable.
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