Melanie Sumner is an American novelist. She grew up in Rome, Georgia as a child and graduated from University of North Carolina and Boston University.
She is the author of The School of Beauty and Charm, a novel, and Polite Society, stories. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she earned her MFA from Boston University and was the recipient of a Whiting award in fiction in 1995. She won a National Endowment for the Arts Literary Fellowship in 2010.
She currently lives in Rome, Georgia, and teaches creative writing at Kennesaw State University.
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