Tawnysha Greene

Tawnysha Greene (Fiction)  | Knoxville, TN

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Tawnysha Greene received her PhD from the University of Tennessee where she served as the fiction editor for Grist: The Journal for Writers. Her work has appeared in PANK, Bellingham Review, and Weave Magazine. Her first novel, A House Made of Stars, was released from Burlesque Press in 2015.


A House Made of Stars (Burlesque Press 2015)

Press & Reviews

“Tawnysha Greene’s A House Made of Stars is hard to put down or to forget. The novelist remains so close to the immediate experience of the narrator–a perceptive and endangered child–that the reader sees the world through her in every sense of the word, and is terrified… A gripping, gorgeous read.” – Moira Crone, author of The Ice Garden and The Not Yet

“The characters in Tawnysha Greene’s gorgeous debut are children who can show us the world with startling and heartbreaking clarity. They see the beauty in scraps of ugliness and sense the danger in every tranquil domestic scene. In a novel that belies the familiar tropes of coming-of-age, child narrator, and survival narrative, Greene offers us something that transcends all three.” – Margaret Lazarus Dean, author of The Time It Takes To Fall and Leaving Orbit

“Greene’s young narrator tells their story with intelligence and sensitivity and bravery…A thoroughly impressive work.” – Kathy Fish, author of Together We Can Bury It

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