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Linda Sillitoe
A University of Utah graduate, Linda Sillitoe has worked as a journalist for the Deseret News, Utah Holiday magazine, and the New York Times. She has won awards from the Utah chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press as well as three nominations for a Pulitzer Prize for her stories about life in Salt Lake County. She has written three important books on aspects of Utah history: Banking on the Hemingways: Three Generations of Banking in Utah and Idaho (1992); Salamander: The Story of the Mormon Forgery Murders (1988, co-authored with Allan Roberts); and Friendly Fire: The ACLU in Utah (1996). She wrote the official centennial history of Salt Lake County, which was published in a popular format as Welcoming the World: A History of Salt Lake County (1996). She also has published a collection of poems (Crazy for Living, 1993), a short story collection (Windows on the Sea, 1989), and two novels (Sideways to the Sun, 1998, and Secrets Keep, 1995). Her creative works have won multiple awards from the Association for Mormon Letters. She has co-produced a PBS-affiliated documentary, Navajo and American (2003), and taught classes in journalism and writing on several college campuses. She currently works as public outreach coordinator of Weber State University’s Stewart Library. [from Discoveries: Two Centuries of Poems by Mormon Women, 111-12]

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Also Known As Linda Stilltoe
Birth Date 1948

Works by Linda Sillitoe
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Mornings
The Spiral Stair
New Voices, New Songs: Contemporary Poems by Mormon Women1980Criticism
The Upstream Swimmers: Female Protagonists in Mormon Novels1979Criticism
Secrets Keep1995Novel
Sideways to the Sun: A Novel1987Novel
Zion TownNovel
Perceptions of the Plight: A Review ResponsePersonal Essay
Crazy for Living: Poems1993Poetry Collection
an early elegy in lower case1989Poetry
Beside the Wheel1989Poetry
During Recess1989Poetry
Killer1989Poetry
The King's New Taster1989Poetry
Sonnet on Life's Dangers1989Poetry
By the River1987Poetry
From the Laurel1987Poetry
Sonnet for Spring1986Poetry
Another Birth1984Poetry
Charm for a Sick Child1984Poetry
The Journalist1984Poetry
oh how to be the wind1982Poetry
the mine1982Poetry
we die with what we see1982Poetry
A Lullaby in the New Year1981Poetry
For the Artisans1979Poetry
Song of Creation1979Poetry
Some Nights1978Poetry
Approaching Christmas1977Poetry
The Old Philosopher1977Poetry
The Photograph1977Poetry
Letter to a Four-Year-Old Daughter1976Poetry
Rescuers1976Poetry
Still-Life Study of an Ancestor1974Poetry
Waiting for Lightning1974Poetry
The Buffalo and the Dentist1973Poetry
The Reaping1972Poetry
Shivaree1972Poetry
These Are Severely Retarded1972Poetry
Trip Toward Prayer1971Poetry
First WifePoetry
October ShootPoetry
Saturday SupperPoetry
Spinal Anesthetic Preceding Caesarean SectionPoetry
Years of BoundingPoetry
Windows on the Sea1992Short Story
Windows on the Sea and Other Stories1989Short Story Collection
Bishop Ted1985Short Story
Four Walls and An Empty Door1983Short Story
Borderland1982Short Story
DemonsShort Story
The Long WalkShort Story






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