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Ellen Graf

Ellen Graf

Ellen Graf is a writer and sculptor. She has received the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant, and she holds an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College.

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Ellen Graf writes out of rural upstate New York, where she lives with her husband, Zhong-hua Lu.  She is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars  and the recipient of a 2005 Ludwig Vogelstein grant for writing, a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in nonfiction, first place in the 2010 New Millennium Writings nonfiction competition, and a finalist for the Rona Jaffe and Orlando prizes, both in nonfiction. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Vocabula, the Shambhala Sun, New Millennium Writings, and anthologies Right There With You and This I Believe: On Love.  Her current work deals with improvisational language and survival, mental illness and linguistic creativity, getting a job in America, and differences between Chinese and American culture.