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Savannah Schroll Guz's Biography

Member Info

Weirton, WV
Married to Michael Guz
Mar 2009

Savannah Schroll Guz holds a Master's Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1997-1998, she was a Fulbright Scholar and worked as a correspondence translator for Bavaria's Prince von Hohenzollern. Currently, she is a regular contributor to Library Journal, where she writes a monthly column on newly released reference guides. Previously, her essays, reviews, and cultural criticism have appeared in Sculpture, The European Journal of Cultural Studies, Modernism/Modernity, Bitch Magazine, Popmatters, and Pittsburgh City Paper. She is an adjunct English instructor at West Virginia Northern in Wheeling and co-founder of Pittsburgh's  The New Yinzer Presents Reading Series. Savannah is author of the short story collection, The Famous & The Anonymous (Better Non Sequitur, 2004) and editor of the theme-based fiction anthology, Consumed: Women on Excess (So New Media, 2005). She has been nominated for a Pushcart and a Storysouth Million Writers Award. A new collection of fiction, American Soma, will be released by Oregon-based So New Publishing in 2009. 

Influences

Stylistically, my work has been influenced by Joyce Carol Oates, Gunter Grass, and E.L. Doctorow. Conceptually, I continue to be interested in and influenced by the work of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell. It is to these two authors that my newest collection of short fiction, American Soma, pays homage.

Upcoming Works

Guz's newest short fiction collection, American Soma was released by So New Publishing in June 2009.

Her previous works include the short story collection, The Famous and The Anonymous (2004). She also edited the theme-based fiction anthology Consumed! Women on Excess (2005). For The Famous and The Anonymous , her work was nominated for a Pushcart and a Story South Million Writers Award.

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Publishers

Literary Outlaw, So New Media, Better Non Sequitur