Bonnie Nadzam is an American writer. Her fiction, essays and poetry have appeared in Harper's, Orion Magazine, Granta, Alaska Quarterly Review, Epoch, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, and many other journals and magazines. Her first novel, Lamb, was recipient of the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction in the UK, and was translated into several languages. The book was made into an award-winning independent film, Lamb, starring Ross Partridge and Oona Laurence and produced by Orchard. Bonnie is also co-author of Love in the Anthropocene with environmental ethicist Dale Jamieson. Her second novel, Lions, was released in 2016 and was a Finalist for the PEN USA Literary Award in Fiction. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Environmental Studies from Carleton College, a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University, and an MA and PhD from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the Center for Fiction's Writers Council, Zen Peacemakers International and a Board Member of Great Plains Zen Center.


A Few Short Works

Zero Gains

You say you'd like a story for the ages, but you should know we live a little outside of time out here.
The Devil's Circle

The truest of all men was The Man of Sorrows and the truest of all books is Solomon’s and Ecclesiastes is the fine hammered steel of woe.
Free Advice and Fortunes Told

In jest you call for your horse, but there is no horse.