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John Gorman

Author's Bio

Before his words found their way into print, John snapped the Eyesore of the Week for the Queens Ledger. Now he spits wine for a living. His work has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Word Riot, Writer’s Digest, The Main Street Rag, Newtown Literary, Twisted Vine, Digging Through The Fat, and elsewhere. He is the author of the novels Shades of Luz and Disposable Heroes. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
In the Arms of Words: Poems for Tsunami Relief (Foothills Publishing, 2006)
Journals:
Boston Literary Review, Circle Magazine, ken*again, Mississippi Review, Monkey Bicycle, Nexus, Plum Ruby Review, Poor Mojo's Almanac(k), Quarterly Literary Review Singapore , Retort Magazine, Riversedge, Smokebox, The Houston Literary Journal, The Rose & Thorn, thieves jargon, Thunder Sandwich, Unlikely Stories, Word Riot
Prizes:
2003 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Screenwriting Competition, 2011 Writer's Digest Mainstream Fiction Honorable Mention

John Gorman Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Raise High The Roofbeam Carpenters, Huckleberry Finn, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, Motherless Brooklyn, South of the Border, The Magic Barrel, I Sailed With Magellan
Favorite Authors:
Haruki Murakami, Mark Twain, Bernard Malamud, Kurt Vonnegut, T.C Boyle, Stuart Dybek, George Saunders, Brady Udall, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Jonathan Lethem, Tom Robbins

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Listing last updated: June 5, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY

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