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Fink, Deborah

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Comments from the author about writing:
Having grown up in rural Nebraska, I am fascinated with the promise and contradictions of rural life. In my books I have explored questions of rural women, family, labor, class, race and politics. Currently I am writing a memoir about living in a rural community and going to school in the 1950s. I write to gain insight into American life and to communicate my insights to others.

Literary awards received and date received:

  • Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award for most significant book in Iowa History in 1998
  • Choice Academic Book Award, 1998
  • Theodore Saloutos Award for best agricultural history book of 1998

Book Types: Nonfiction

Audience Types: Adult

Genres: History

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? No

E-mail Address: afink@iastate.edu

Phone Number: 515-232-2763

County: Story

Books By This Author

  • Cutting Into the Meatpacking Line: Workers and Change in the Rural Midwest, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 1998
  • Agrarian Women: Wives and Mothers in Rural Nebraska, 1880-1940, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 1992
  • Open Country, Iowa: Rural Women, Tradition and Change, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY, 1986

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