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Currently, he is professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey, and the inaugural Stan Rubin Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the Rainier Writing Workshop. Source: http://www.rigobertogonzalez.com/

Fiction Lori Ostlund’s first collection of stories, The Bigness of the World, received the Flannery

O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the California Book Award for First Fiction, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award. It was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, was a Lambda finalist, and was named a Notable Book by The Short Story Prize. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories and The PEN/O, Henry Prize Stories, among other publications.  Source: www.simonandschuster.com

Anne Raeff's short story collection, The Jungle Around Us won the 2015 Flannery O'Connor

Award for Short Fiction. The collection is also a finalist for the California Book Award and was on The San Francisco Chronicle's 100 Best Books of 2017 list. Her stories and essays have appeared in New England Review, ZYZZYVA, and Guernica among other places. Her first novel Clara Mondschein's Melancholia was published in 2002 (MacAdam/Cage). Source: www.anneraeff.com

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