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John McFarland

Author's Bio

I was born, raised and educated in Cambridge, Massachusetts. If I hadn’t left to teach economics in Bolivia as a Peace Corps Volunteer, I’d probably still be there. While working as a research economist and a complex litigation paralegal, I have published short fiction and essays in such distinguished literary journals as Ararat and Caliban as well as in the anthologies The Next Parish Over: A Collection of Irish-American Writing (New Rivers Press, 1993), The Book Group Book (Chicago Review Press, 1995 and 2000) and The Isherwood Century: Essays on the Life and Work of Christopher Isherwood (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000). I also regularly contribute reviews on business, economics and social policy titles to Shelf Awareness (www.Shelf-Awareness.com).

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Contra/Diction (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1998), The Next Parish Over (New Rivers Press, 1993), The Exploding Frog & Other Fables (Little, Brown & Co., 1981)
Anthologies:
Charmed Lives (Lethe Press, 2006)
Journals:
Ararat, Caliban, Cricket, Mediphors, Stringtown
Prizes:
One of the Best Illustrated Books of 1981, for The Exploding Frog and Other Fables from Aesop (Little Brown, 1981: Parents Choice Magazine First Place, Children’s Picture Book Category, “A Secret of the Andes”: Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, Summer 1992 Winner of Short Fiction Contest, for “Not Needing, Needing”: Frontiers Newsmagazine (Los Angeles), 2003

John McFarland Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (trans. Francis Steegmuller), American Adulterer by Jed Mercurio
Favorite Books:
so many, so many, but let's just say Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is the pinnacle
Favorite Authors:
so many, so many

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Listing last updated: May 27, 2009

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Seniors
Born in:
Cambridge, MA
Raised in:
Cambridge, MA

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