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Ted Morrissey

Author's Bio

I teach literature and writing classes in a variety of academic settings, including University of Illinois, Springfield, and I hold a Ph.D. in English studies from Illinois State University. My main scholarly interest is literary postmodernism. As for my own creative writing, I'm most attracted to revisionist fiction. Through Twelve Winters Press, which I founded in 2012, I've published a revised and expanded edition of the novel Men of Winter, the novel An Untimely Frost, the novelette Figures in Blue, and the novella Weeping with an Ancient God. Twelve Winters publishes literary titles, fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction.

Publications and Prizes

Weeping with an Ancient God (Twelve Winters Press, 2016), An Untimely Frost (Twelve Winters Press, 2014), Figures in Blue (Twelve Winters Press, 2013), Men of Winter (Punkin House Press, 2010)
Black Denim Lit, Blue Bonnet Review, Chariton Review, Chiricu, Constellations, Eleven Eleven, Eureka Literary Magazine, Festival Writer, Glimmer Train, ink&coda, Leaf Garden, Noctua Review, Oak Bend Review, Pank, Paris Transcontinental, Pisgah Review, Slush Pile, Southern Humanities Review, Spilling Ink Review, The Final Draft, Tulane Review
Flyleaf Journal Editors' Choice Reprint Award (2015). Top 25 Finalist in Glimmer Train Stories Fiction Contest in Winter 2004/2005 for "Missing the Earth." Honorable Mention Finalist in Glimmer Train Stories Fiction Open in Dec. 2007 for "Unnatural Deeds." Honorable Mention Finalist in Glimmer Train Stories Fiction Open in Summer 2005 for "Nekuia" (aka "Communion with the Dead"). Honorable Mention Finalist in Glimmer Train Stories Very Short Fiction Award in Winter 2002/03 for "An Alabaster Moon."

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Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
William H. Gass, William Gaddis, Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Virginia Woolf, Charlotte Bronte, Kate Chopin, Homer, Herman Melville, J. M. Coetzee, Antjie Krog

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Listing last updated: October 26, 2015

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Born in:
Galesburg, IL
Raised in:
Galesburg, IL

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