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Jim McGarrah

Author's Bio

Jim McGarrah is the author of two award-winning books of poetry, Running the Voodoo Down (Elixir Press, 2003) and When the Stars Go Dark, (Main Street Rag, 2009), two memoirs, A Temporary Sort of Peace (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2007), which received the 2010 Eric Hoffer Award for Legacy Nonfiction and was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal and his newest book of nonfiction, The End of an Era (Ink Brush Press, 2011). He is editor, along with Tom Watson, of the anthology Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2007). McGarrah holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA in Liberal Studies from the University of Southern Indiana.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
A Temporary Sort of Peace (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2013), The End of an Era (Ink Brush Press, 2011)
Prizes:
2010 Eric Hoffer Award for Legacy Nonfiction 2009 Main Street Rag, Select Poetry Series 2005 Faculty Research and Creative Writing Award, USI 2003 Editor's Choice Award, Elixir Press

Jim McGarrah Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa, Salvation Blues by Rodney Jones

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Listing last updated: July 6, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Celtic American
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Princeton, IN
Raised in:
Princeton, IN

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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