Episode 15: Natalie Sypolt

SypoltNatalie Sypolt lives and writes in Preston County, West Virginia. Her work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Appalachian Heritage, Still: The Journal, Switchback, r.kv.r.y., Ardor Literary Magazine, Superstition Review, Paste, Willow Springs Review, and The Kenyon Review Online, among other journals. She is the winner of the Glimmer Train New Writers Contest, the Betty Gabehart Prize, the West Virginia Fiction Award (selected by Silas House), and the Still fiction contest. She is also an active book reviewer whose work has appeared in Los Angeles Review, Bookslut, Fjords Review, Paste, Shenandoah, Harpur Palate, and Mid American Review. Additionally, Natalie serves as a literary editor for the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, on the selection committee for the prestigious Weatherford Award in Fiction, participates in Women of Appalachia (a juried reading series). She coordinates the High School Workshop for the West Virginia Writers Workshop at West Virginia University. Natalie currently works as an Assistant Professor at Pierpont Community & Technical College. Her first collection of short stories is titled The Sound of Holding Your Breath.

Watch the Shelf Life interview with Natalie here.