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Richard Lee Zuras

Author's Bio

Richard Lee Zuras earned the MFA as the McNeese Fellow under the auspices of Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler. He also did graduate work at the University of Colorado, George Mason, and the University of North Dakota where he worked under James Robison. Currently he teaches at the University of Maine @ Presque Isle as Professor of English and Creative Writing. He has completed his debut novel entitled The Bastard Year. In addition, Richard is the advisor to the new Film Studies program and he has written box-office reviews for the on-line site <a href="http://www.fusedwire.com" class="linkification-ext" title="Linkification: http://www.fusedwire.com">www.fusedwire.com</a>

Publications and Prizes

Journals:
Big Muddy, Chicago Quarterly Review, COE Review, Confrontation, Jabberwock Review, Lake Effect, Laurel Review, North Country, Passages North, Red Rock Review, South Dakota Review, Story Quarterly, Weber Studies, Xavier Review, Yemassee
Prizes:
Yemmassee Fiction Award, Bernard O'Keefe Fiction Scholarship at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Wesleyan Writers' Conference Scholar

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy, The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Favorite Books:
Lolita, Sula, The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, Their Eyes Were Watching God, This Boy's Life
Favorite Authors:
Salinger, Richard Ford, Hemingway, Nabokov

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Listing last updated: January 25, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Arlington, VA
Raised in:
Arlington, VA

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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