Sarah Stonich is an American writer and editor based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was a visiting writer at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in early 2015, while she visited New Zealand. She has won several awards and fellowships for her work in the United States.
Her most recent work is VACATIONLAND, a novel told through stories that link a range of characters over a span of decades to the same remote resort near the Canadian border. Works in progres include American River and a Canadian novel set in the Alberta dustbowl, Severance. Her previous works include a memoir Shelter, These Granite Islands and The Ice Chorus. These Granite Islands has been translated into eight languages and was recently reissued.
Stonich was born in northern Minnesota in the area known as the Iron Range, located northwest of Duluth. She moved to the Twin Cities in 1986, where she has worked in the literary community as a columnist, editor, and freelance writer. Her essays and short fiction have been published in Zyzzyva, Columbia Journal, and Minnesota Monthly. Stonich has been an instructor and lecturer at writing conferences and workshops at The Loft, San Miguel Allende Literary Conference, and the Aspen Writers Institute. She is also an editor at WordStalkers. She is married to Jon Ware and lives in Minneapolis.