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Winged Victory, Annette Williams Jaffee Dec 2014

Winged Victory, Annette Williams Jaffee

Ontario Review

ANNETTE WILLIAMS JAFFEE of Princeton is currently completing a novel, Adult Education. "Winged Victory" is her first published story.

The Counsellor, John Updike Dec 2014

The Counsellor, John Updike

Ontario Review

JOHN UPDIKE of Georgetown, Massachusetts is one of the most widely translated of contemporary American writers. His recent books are The Coup and Problems, and he is currently completing a New England novel.

A Pure Soul, Carlos Fuentes Dec 2014

A Pure Soul, Carlos Fuentes

Ontario Review

CARLOS FUENTES, the distinguished Mexican writer, has published a number of books of fiction, the most recent being Distant Relations, a novel, and Burnt Water, short stories. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, and Princeton.

“Chicken In The Box”, Soo Christiansen Nov 2014

“Chicken In The Box”, Soo Christiansen

Ontario Review

Soo Christiansen's interest in language has drawn her to study in Paris and Geneva. She is currently working on a master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at New York University. She lives in Brooklyn and works for the United Nations. "Chicken in the Box" is her first published story.

“Wildcats", William Black Nov 2014

“Wildcats", William Black

Ontario Review

William Black, a native of Northeastern Pennsylvania, is completing an MFA at the University of Alabama. "Wildcats" is his first published story.

“Going Through The Change”, Janice Daugharty Nov 2014

“Going Through The Change”, Janice Daugharty

Ontario Review

Janice Daugharty's first novel, Dark of the Moon, was published last spring. "Going Through the Change" is the title story of her first collection of short fiction just published by OR Press. She lives on a 200-acre farm with her husband in South Georgia.

The German, John Guzlowski Oct 2014

The German, John Guzlowski

Ontario Review

John Guzlowski is retired from Eastern Illinois University, where he taught contemporary American literature and poetry writing. His poems often deal with his parents' experiences as slave laborers in Nazi Germany. His poems about them are collected in his books Lightning and Ashes, Third Winter of War: Buchenwald, and Language of Mules. He lives in Valdosta, Georgia.

The Night Comes In A'Falling, Alan Ackmann Oct 2014

The Night Comes In A'Falling, Alan Ackmann

Ontario Review

Alan Ackmann has an MFA in fiction from the University of Arkansas and teaches at DePaul University. His work has appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Clackamas Literary Review, and Louisiana Literature.

Undertow, Erin Gay Oct 2014

Undertow, Erin Gay

Ontario Review

Erin Gay was recently awarded the Joyce Carol Oates Fiction Prize as an MFA student at Syracuse University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Field, Lake Effect, and Salamander.

Fixing, Matt Freidson Oct 2014

Fixing, Matt Freidson

Ontario Review

Matt Freidson's stories have appeared in New England Review, Confrontation, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Best New American Voices 2006. He lives in England.

The Longing Of Paulette Andre, Samuel Cypressi Oct 2014

The Longing Of Paulette Andre, Samuel Cypressi

Ontario Review

After a career in advertising, Samuel Cypressi has returned to writing fiction and this is the first of his "second wind" stories to be published.

Stray, Mary Morris Oct 2014

Stray, Mary Morris

Ontario Review

Mary Morris is the author of fourteen books—six novels including, most recently, Revenge, three collections of short stories, and four travel memoirs. Her numerous short stories and travel essays have appeared in such places as the Paris Review, the New York Times, and Vogue. She teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College.

The Fifth Season, Nona Caspers Oct 2014

The Fifth Season, Nona Caspers

Ontario Review

Nona Caspers' book of stories Heavier Than Air won the AWP Grace Paley Short Fiction Prize and is forthcoming from the University of Massachusetts Press. "The Fifth Season" is adapted from a story in that collection. Her work has also been honored with a Cooper Prize from Ontario Review and an Iowa Fiction Award from the Iowa Review. She teaches at San Francisco State University.

From Hotel De Dream, Edmund White Oct 2014

From Hotel De Dream, Edmund White

Ontario Review

Edmund White's new novel Hotel de Dream (Ecco/HarperCollins) evokes the final days of Stephen Crane and Crane's "lost" novel about a boy prostitute in New York City in the late 19th century.

Pop, Bill Henderson Aug 2014

Pop, Bill Henderson

Ontario Review

BILL HENDERSON'S work has appeared in Carolina Quarterly, Chicago Review, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere; and he is the author (under the pen-name "Luke Walton") of The Galapagos Kid (Nautilus Books, 1971). He lives in Yonkers, N.Y.

Lucca, Lynne Sharon Schwartz Aug 2014

Lucca, Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Ontario Review

LYNNE SHARON SCHWARTZ is a free-lance writer who also teaches English at the City University of New York. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines, including The New Republic, and she is just completing a novel. She has published two children's plays, has been a magazine editor, a translator, and publicity writer.

Shadow Bands, Jeanne Schinto Aug 2014

Shadow Bands, Jeanne Schinto

Ontario Review

Jeanne Schinto, a former OR contributor, has published also in Ascent, Cimarron Review, Greensboro Review, and elsewhere. A story of hers appeared in The Best American Short Stories 1984, edited by John Updike.

Distant Friends, Greg Johnson Aug 2014

Distant Friends, Greg Johnson

Ontario Review

Greg Johnson, a former OR contributor, has work in recent issues of Virginia Quarterly Review, Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, and other journals. His critical study of Emily Dickinson was recently published by the University of Alabama Press. He lives in Decatur, Georgia.

Baby, Joyce Carol Oates Aug 2014

Baby, Joyce Carol Oates

Ontario Review

Joyce Carol Oates's most recent books are Solstice, a novel, and Last Days, a collection of short stories.

Prologue To Dogs Of God, Pinckney Benedict Jul 2014

Prologue To Dogs Of God, Pinckney Benedict

Ontario Review

Pinckney Benedict of Lewisburg, West Virginia, is the recipient of the 1986 Nelson Algren Award. He has published two collections of short fiction, Town Smokes (OR Press, 1987) and The Wrecking Yard (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1992). His first novel, Dogs of God (Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday), is scheduled for publication in January 1994.

"Boundary Country", Tom Wayman Jul 2014

"Boundary Country", Tom Wayman

Ontario Review

Tom Wayman's fiction appeared most recently in The Hudson Review, and is forthcoming in Windsor Review and an anthology of Canadian Jewish short stories. His collections of poetry include I'll Be Right Back from Ontario Review Press, 1997. He makes his home in the Selkirk Mountain region of British Columbia.

"Tunnel Of Love", Harmon Smith Jul 2014

"Tunnel Of Love", Harmon Smith

Ontario Review

Harmon Smith, of Kent, Connecticut, worked for large companies for thirty-five years before taking early retirement to write. His first book, My Friend, My Friend, about Thoreau's relationship with Emerson, is in its third printing. He is currently working on a biography of the American dancer Carola Goya. "Tunnel of Love" is his first published story.

"Louis, In The Dark", Patry Francis Jul 2014

"Louis, In The Dark", Patry Francis

Ontario Review

Patry Francis has stories in recent issues of The Antioch Review and The Green Mountains Review. She currently resides in Centerville, Massachusetts.

"Damage", Derek Nikitas Jul 2014

"Damage", Derek Nikitas

Ontario Review

A recent MFA from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Derek Nikitas is working on a novel. "Damage" is the second of his stories to appear in OR.

"The Fifth Box", Donald Hall Jul 2014

"The Fifth Box", Donald Hall

Ontario Review

Donald Hall's most recent book of poems is Without. He lives in an old family house in New Hampshire.

"Bad Hand", Alicia Conroy Jul 2014

"Bad Hand", Alicia Conroy

Ontario Review

Alicia Conroy's most recent publications include work in The O. Henry Awards 2000 and New Delta Review. Her fiction is forthcoming in Puerto del Sol, Chattahoochee Review, and an anthology to be published by Syracuse University Press. She lives in Willimantic, Connecticut.

"To The Madhouse", Greg Johnson Jul 2014

"To The Madhouse", Greg Johnson

Ontario Review

Greg Johnson, of Atlanta, Georgia, has written several books of fiction, including the story collection Distant Friends and the recently published novel Sticky Kisses.

"Candy", Bonnie Jo Campbell Jul 2014

"Candy", Bonnie Jo Campbell

Ontario Review

Bonnie Jo Campbell, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is the author of Women & Other Animals, winner of the AWP short fiction award. Her story "The Smallest Man in the World" appears in the 2000 Pushcart anthology.

"The Liar", Richard Burgin Jul 2014

"The Liar", Richard Burgin

Ontario Review

Richard Burgin's nine books include the novel Ghost Quartet (TriQuarterly Books, 1999) and the forthcoming story collection The Spirit Returns (Johns Hopkins, 2001). He is the composer of a collection of jazz songs In All of the World, available on CD from Highly recommended.

"The Risk Of The Real", Millicent Dillon Jul 2014

"The Risk Of The Real", Millicent Dillon

Ontario Review

Millicent Dillon's most recent biography is You Are Not I: A Portrait of Paul Bowles (1998). Her most recent novel is Harry Gold (2000). She lives in San Francisco.