Laura Walter

The 2003 Sophie Kerr Winner

Book: Living Arrangements
Living Arrangements by Laura Maylene WalterThe 2003 recipient of the Sophie Kerr Prize, Laura Maylene Walter continues to write both fiction and nonfiction works. She won the 2010 G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction and Ohioana’s 2011 Walter Rumsey Marvin grant. Her short story collection, Living Arrangements, was published by BkMk in 2011.

It is available through AmazonPowell’sBarnes & Noble, or SPD.Laura’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Poets & Writers, The Writer, Inkwell, American Literary Review, Ohioana Quarterly, Flyway, Crab Creek Review, South Dakota Review and elsewhere. She was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize and her novel-in-progress, Opal, was named a runner-up in the 2010 James Jones First Novel Fellowship.Today, Laura is an award-winning journalist and works as a senior editor of a trade magazine based in Cleveland.

She lives in Lakewood, OH, with her husband.For more information about Laura, visit

Laura Maylene Walter Interview from May 2012