Barry Graham

MI 49286

Author's Bio

Barry Graham is a four-time National Tic-Tac-Toe Association (NTTTA) champion (1988, 1994, 2004, 2006). He graduated from Rutgers University with an MFA in Creative Writing and from Eastern Michigan University with an MA. Barry currently teaches writing at Rutgers University and spends the off-season in the poker room at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. In 2008 he won the Jumpmettle Award for excellence in fiction. His debut short-story collection, The National Virginity Pledge (Another Sky Press) was released in February 2009 and was recently named a finalist for an NGI Book Award in short story / fiction.

Publications and Prizes

Nothing or Next to Nothing
(Main Street Rag, 2011)
, The National Virginity Pledge
(Another Sky Press, 2008)
, This Isn't Who We Are
(Dogzplot, 2012)
Cause and Effect Magazine, Cella's Round Trip, Corium Magazine, Curbside Splendor, decomP, Elimae, Everyday Genius, Frigg Magazine, GHOTI, Hobart, Insolent Rudder, Keyhole, Kill Author, Mad Hatters' Review, Monkey Bicycle, Mud Luscious, nimble, Pank, Pear Noir!, Pequin, Pindeldyboz, Prick of the Spindle, Quick Fiction, SmokeLong Quarterly, Storyglossia, Temenos Journal, The Collagist, The Los Angeles Review, thieves jargon, Wigleaf, Writers Block, Yankee Pot Roast
Prizes Won: 
Jumpmettle Award, NGI Book Award (finalist)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Black Tickets by Jayne Anne Phillips
Prose. Poems. A Novel by Jamie Iredell
Misfits and Other Heroes by Suzanne Burns
The Collectors by Matt Bell

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Paradise, PA
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Last updated: May 25, 2013