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Luke Tennis

Author's Bio

Brief excerpt: "I worked as a waiter in a restaurant called the Gallery, but I kept screwing up the checks, under-charging, over-charging. Sometimes I brought out the wrong orders, and once I tried to convince a guy that what I'd brought him, pasta, was better for him than the veal he'd ordered. I told him quit being so rigid, open up to the pasta, but that didn't go over. The owner, Mr. Katz, was nice about firing me. He said I should think about completing my education or maybe work in an office somewhere. He shook my hand and said I had a bright future." I'm lucky enough to be married to a wonderful doctor which allows me to be a house husband for our children (7 and 6), and which gives me time to write. Currently I'm finishing a draft of a novel and working on short stories.

Publications and Prizes

Bernardo the Daredevil (St. Andrews College Press, 2002)
Avatar Review, Connecticut Review, Eclectica, flatman crooked journal, jmww, Juked, Northwind, Puerto del Sol, The Catalonian Review, Word Riot
In January 2014 my story, "Go Long," won first place out of 600+ entries in the Tuscon Book Festival literary contest. Other writing awards include a fiction writing grant from the Maryland Arts Council and a novella award from St. Andrews Press, which published my novella, Bernardo the Daredevil.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Going Places by Leonard Michals
Favorite Books:
--Just finished Joy Williams' Breaking and Entering. --Blood Meridian, Airships, Stop-Time (Frank Conroy), all of Charles Portis, Jesus' Son, Play It As It Lays, Fat City, Day of the Locusts, Lolita, and many others.
Favorite Authors:
Saul Bellow, Stanley Elkin, Barry Hannah and many others.

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Listing last updated: January 26, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
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Born in:
Philadelphia, PA
Raised in:
Baltimore, MD

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