Oct. 22, 2014
Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Stuart Dybek is the author of five books of fiction including Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, The Coast of Chicago, and I Sailed with Magellan and most recently Ecstatic Cahoots and Paper Lantern, both published in 2014. He has also published two volumes of poetry, Brass Knuckles and Streets In Their Own Ink. His work is widely anthologized and his fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have been translated into French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Italian, and Arabic. He is the recipient of many literary awards, including the PEN/Bernard Malamud Prize for "distinguished achievement in the short story," a Lannan Award, the Academy Institute Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writer's Award, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and four O'Henry Prizes. His work has appeared in Best American Poetry and Best American Fiction. He is the recipient of the 2014 Harold Washington Literary Award. In 2007, he was awarded both a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant and the Rea Award for the Short Story. He currently teaches at Northwestern University where he is Distinguished Writer in Residence.