November 25, 2012
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Truckee Writers
Nevada Writers Hall of Fame author Joanne Meschery of Truckee was born in Gorman, Texas; spent her early childhood years in Boston, moved with her family to Modesto, California; and went to high school in Fallon, Nevada.
She is the author of three novels: In a High Place (1981); A Gentleman’s Guide to the Frontier (1990), which was nominated for a Pen/Faulkner Award; and Home and Away (1994), recently reprinted by the University of California Press as part of its California Writers Series.
Her work has been awarded two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, along with numerous other prizes. She studied at the University of Iowa Workshop and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.
She is a regular presenter at the Squaw Valley Writers Conference and a member of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.