Evans, Danielle

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Evans, Danielle Gender: F
Danielle Valore Evans
born on 8 November 1983 at 17:55 (= 5:55 PM )
Place Arlington (Arlington County), Virginia, 38n53, 77w07
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 15°58' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 04°55 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 04°12'

Danielle Evans
photo: Slowking, license gfdl


American fiction writer, honoured in 2011 by the National Book Foundation as one of its "5 Under 35" fiction writers. Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, her first short story collection, won the 2011 PEN/Robert Bingham Prize. The collection's title echoes a line from "The Bridge Poem," from Kate Rushin's collection The Black Back-Ups (Firebrand Books, 1993).

Evans's work was anthologized in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Best American Short Stories collections in 2008, 2010, and 2017. Her stories have also appeared in The Paris Review and A Public Space. In 2014 she became an assistant professor in the MFA program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, she taught in the English department at American University. She is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Iowa.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 2011 (PEN/Robert Bingham Prize)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes her on Twitter, "My parents lived in Crystal City when I was born, and moved because their landlord didn’t want a baby in the apartment" [1], and a list of her natal planets in signs posted by her on Twitter, showing Sun at 15"59 Scorpio, Moon at 4"55 Capricorn, Mercury at 21"34 Scorpio, etc, no rising sign given [2]. NB: Crystal City is an urban neighborhood in the southeastern corner of Arlington County, Virginia [3]. A chart for 5:55pm in Arlington gives degrees close to those she published, as does a chart for 6pm in nearby Washington, DC, where she may have been born.


  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Short stories)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award