AKINS, Ellen. American. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories. Career: University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN, advertising director, 1983-85; University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, promotions manager, 1985-88; writer. Also worked as an office assistant and script reader for director Sydney Pollack. Publications: NOVELS: Home Movie, 1988; Little Woman, 1990; Public Life, 1993; Hometown Brew, 1998. OTHER: World Like a Knife (stories and novellas), 1991. Address: Cornucopia, WI 54827, U.S.A.