Paul Vidich

Fiction Writer

New York, NY

Author's Bio

PAUL VIDICH was a senior executive in the entertainment industry for over twenty years.  After leaving his business career he pursued a Master In Fine Arts and turned to writing full time.  He serves on the boards of Poets and Writers and The New School for Social Research.  A founder and publisher of the literary app, Storyville, Vidich is also an award-winning author of short fiction.  His essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Lithub, The Nation, CrimeReads, and elsewhere.  He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Wharton School.

Literary agent: 
Will Roberts, The Gernert Company

Publications & Prizes

The Good Assassin (Simon & Schuster, 2017)
An Honorable Man (Simon & Schuster, 2016)
Prizes won: 
  • 2011 Pushcart Prize nomination for "Falling Girl."
  • Finalist, 2011 Bomb Magazine Fiction Contest, Rivka Galchen, judge, “Eta Translator.
  • Winner, 2011 Best Unpublished American Short Fiction, Josip Novakovich, judge, “Falling Girl.”
  • Finalist, 2010 Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award, University of Georgia Press. 
  • Winner 2010 Fugue Short Story contest for "Jump Shot," judged by Junot Diaz. 
  • Short-listed, 2008 Raymond Carver Short Story Award (judged by Cristina Henríquez) “Home Theater.”
  • Runner up, 2009 Richard Bausch Short Story Contest (judged by Richard Bausch), “Tales of Carlos.”
  • Finalist in Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award, July 2009, “Perils of Living”

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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Last update: Jun 07, 2019