Fanny Howe is an American novelist, poet and short story writer.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Howe grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author of more than 20 books of poetry and prose, including the novels NodThe Deep North, and Indivisible, as well as essays and young adult fiction.

She has received awards from the National Poetry Foundation, the California Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Village Voice. 

She was a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2015.

Fanny Howe


Between 2005 - 2015, the Man Booker International Prize recognised one writer for their achievement in fiction.

Worth £60,000, the prize was awarded every two years to a living author who had published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.

The winner was chosen solely at the discretion of the judging panel and there were no submissions from publishers.

The Man Booker International Prize was different from the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction in that it highlighted one writer’s overall contribution to fiction on the world stage. In focusing on overall literary excellence, the judges considered a writer’s body of work rather than a single novel.