Sharon White’s book Vanished Gardens: Finding Nature in Philadelphia won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs award in creative nonfiction. She is also the author of three collections of poetry, The Body is Burden and Delight, Eve & Her Apple and Bone House. Boiling Lake (On Voyage), a collection of short fiction, won the Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction.
Her memoir, Field Notes, A Geography of Mourning, received the Julia Ward Howe Prize, Honorable Mention, from the Boston Authors Club. Some of her other awards include the Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction from Philadelphia Stories, the Neil Shepard Prize from Green Mountains Review, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction, the Leeway Foundation Award for Achievement, a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Sharon is an Associate Professor Emerita at Temple University.