David Jauss is the author of two collections of short stories: Black Maps (University of Massachusetts Press, 1996), which won the Associated Writers and Writing Programs Award for Short Fiction, and Crimes of Passion (Story Press, 1984), as well as a collection of essays on the craft of fiction, Alone With All That Could Happen (forthcoming from Writer’s Digest Books, 2008). He is also the author of two poetry collections, You Are Not Here (Fleur-de-Lis, 2002) and Improvising Rivers (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1995). The recipient of fellowships from the James A. Michener Center for Writers and the National Endowment for the Arts, Jauss has had fiction and poetry anthologized in Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Best of the Small Presses, and Strongly Spent: 50 Years of Shenandoah Poetry. Currently, he teaches at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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