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2022 Bombeck Workshop Faculty Julie Cantrell

Julie Cantrell

Julie Cantrell is a multiple award-winning New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author, editor, TEDx speaker and ghostwriter.

Known as book club favorites, her novels have earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and have been featured in Top Reads lists by LitHubRedbookSouthern Living MagazineREAL SIMPLEBookBubHuffPostUSA Today HEA and more.

Her books have received two Christy Awards, two Carol Awards and the Mississippi Library Association Fiction Award. Additionally, Julie was named a short-list finalist twice for the Mississippi Arts & Letters Fiction Award as well as a two-time short-list finalist for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize.  

She served as editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review and has received the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship, the Rivendell Writer’s Colony Mary Elizabeth Nelson Fellowship and the Pat Conroy Writer’s Residency Fellowship.

With fiction and non-fiction works across a range of genres and numerous languages, Julie currently teaches online for Drexel University’s low-res MFA program and for Story Summit. As a writer, editor and teacher, she finds great pleasure in helping to shepherd other people’s stories to shelves.