Tupelo Hassman's debut novel, girlchild, is the recipient of the American Library Association's ALEX Award. Her short fiction, Breast Milk, won Quiet Lightning's inaugural chapbook competition. She is the recipient of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award, the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award, and is the first American to win London's Literary Death Match. Her second novel, gods with a little g, is forthcoming from FSG in August of 2019. 

Tupelo’s work has been anthologized in 100WordStory's Nothing Short Of 100 (Outpost19) and in Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing By Your Favorite Authors (TarcherPerigree). Her work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, Harper's Bazaar, The Independent, The Portland Review, Imaginary Oklahoma, and ZYZZYVA, among others.

Tupelo teaches at Santa Monica College and California State University, East Bay, and lives in Charleston, SC with her husband and their two sons, Tupelo’s brother, Daniel, Blaschko the dog, Pekoe and Smokey the cats, and a 7-foot tall dancing wooden pig named Theo.

 

photo by Melissa Toms

photo by Melissa Toms