Stuart Dybek is the author of two collections of short fiction, The Coast of Chicago and Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, as well as two volumes of poetry, Brass Knuckles and Streets in Their Own Ink, and a novel, I Sailed with Magellan. His writing has been frequently anthologized and has appeared in numerous periodicals, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Poetry, The Paris Review, and Tri-Quarterly. Among the many honors he has received for his work are a PEN/Bernard Malamud Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, several O. Henry Prizes, and a Pushcart Prize. A professor of English at Western Michigan University, he lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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