American writer Harrison Solow has received many awards for her literary fiction, nonfiction, cross-genre writing, poetry and professional writing, most notably winning the prestigious Pushcart Prize for Literature in 2008. Her most recent award is First Prize for Short Fiction in the Carpe Articulum Literary Review International Competition for 2010.
She has lectured at a number of universities, colleges, arts and cultural institutions in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. A former faculty member at UC Berkeley, she accepted a lectureship in the English Department of the University of Wales in 2004 and was appointed Writer in Residence in 2008. She returned to America in 2009 to write her third and fourth books and has been offered a post in an American university in 2011.
Her Cinnamon Press Title, Felicity & Barbara Pym was awarded a Welsh Books Council Grant.
Solow is a Welsh speaker, a strong proponent of the traditional Liberal Arts, the Fine Arts and the Utilitarian Arts as separate and equally respectable entities, an advocate for Wales and a patron of literary endeavours. She is a member of The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers, The Intercollegiate Studies Institute, The National Association of Scholars, The Women’s Faculty Club of the University of California, Berkeley, The Association of Welsh Writers in English, The Claremont Institute, The Association for Core Texts and Courses, The Red Room, The Association of Writing Programs, Yr Academi Cymreg (The Welsh Academy), and The National Coalition of Independent Scholars, where she served on the Board in 2009 and 2010.
Harrison lives in California with her husband, Herbert F. Solow, the former Head of MGM, Paramount and Desilu Studios in Hollywood. She has two sons.