Sallie Bingham is a writer, teacher, feminist activist, and philanthropist.
Sallie’s first novel was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1961. It was followed by four collections of short stories; her most recent book, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in April, 2020, is titled The Silver Swan: In search of Doris Duke. Sarabande Books will publish Treason: A Sallie Bingham Reader in August, 2020, a collection consisting of short stories, a novella and a play. She has also published six additional novels, three collections of poetry, numerous plays (produced off-Broadway and regionally), and the well-known family memoir, Passion and Prejudice (Knopf, 1989).
Her short stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, New Letters, Plainswoman, Plainsong, Greensboro Review, Negative Capability, The Connecticut Review, and Southwest Review, among others, and have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Forty Best Stories from Mademoiselle, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and The Harvard Advocate Centennial Anthology. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Sallie has worked as a book editor for The Courier-Journal in Louisville and has been a director of the National Book Critics Circle. She is founder of the Kentucky Foundation for Women, which published The American Voice, and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University.
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Sallie currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Press and Media Mentions
- The New York Times reviews The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke
- Publishers Weekly reviews The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke
- The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke, included in The National Book Review, "5 HOT BOOKS"
- Women & Philanthropy: Sallie Bingham talks about Doris Duke
- Interviewed by Carol Boss on Women’s Focus March 28, 2015. KUNM, New Mexico, 89.9 FM
- Interview with Sallie Bingham and Cecil Dawkins, "SOMOS-Taos presents writers focused on 'Herstory'"