John Parras

300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 
(973) 720-3067

Author's Bio

John Parras received a B.A. in Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. A National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow in Prose, John Parras is the author of Fire on Mount Maggiore (University of Tennessee Press, 2005), which won the Peter Taylor Prize for the novel. His creative work has appeared in Conjunctions, Salmagundi, Painted Bride Quarterly, Xconnect, Oasis and other literary journals, and his chapbook Dangerous Limbs: Prose Poems and Flash Fictions (2013) is published by Kattywompus Press. He is a Professor at William Paterson University, and Editor of Map Literary: A Journal of Contemporary Writing and Art.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Fire on Mount Maggiore
(University of Tennessee Press, 2005)
Journals: 
Dominion Review, Hanging Loose, Oasis, Painted Bride Quarterly, Quick Fiction, Salt Hill Journal

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors
Raised in: 
NY
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Last updated: Feb 24, 2015