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Heidi W. Durrow is the New York Times best-selling writer of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky (Algonquin Books), which obtained writer Barbara Kingsolver's 2008 PEN/Bellwether Prize, and so is currently a book club favorite. The Girl Who Fell In The Sky Was hailed as one of the Best Books of 2010 by the Washington Post, a leading 10 Novel of 2010 by The Oregonian, a leading 10 Buzz Book of 2010 by the Boston Herald and called as a Top 10 Debut of 2010 by Booklist. Ebony Magazine called Heidi among its Electricity 100 Advisors of 2010 along with writers Edwidge Danticat, and Malcolm Gladwell. Heidi was nominated for an 2011 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Debut.
Heidi W. Durrow is a graduate of Stanford, Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism and Yale Law School.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Heidi has worked as a corporate litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, also as a Life Skills coach to professional athletes of the National Football League and National Basketball Association. She had been the co-host of the award-winning singer Mixed Chicks Chat and host of The Combined Experience; and also was a founder and executive producer of this currently defunct Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival. She is currently spearheading the Mixed Remixed Festival, an annual free public affair, which celebrates stories of this Combined experience. She's an occasional essay contributor to National Public Radio.
She is the recipient of a Fellowship in Fiction in the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Writers, also a Jentel Foundation Residency, and won top honors in the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition and the Chapter One Minute Contest. She has received grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the American Scandinavian Foundation, the Roth Endowment and the American Antiquarian Society. She's also received Fellowships to the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony and the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. Durrow's composing has appear

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