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efrem sigel's Biography

Member Info

Manhattan (New York City)
Married Frederica Evan in 1968.
Mar 2009

I grew up in Staten Island, NY, attended Curtis High School and then Harvard, and after graduation, taught in the Peace Corps in Ivory Coast, West Africa,  My first novel, The Kermanshah Transfer, was published in 1973.  After a career in business journalism and business publishing, during which time I published four nonfiction books, I went back to fiction in the late 1990s, and have published 20 short stories since then, in Nimrod, New York Stories, Pleiades, Potomac Review, Xavier Review, Quercus Review and elsewhere.  My second novel, The Disappearance, was published in 2009.

Influences

Tolstoy, Updike, Flaubert, Chekhov, Simenon, Richard Russo, Michael Connelly, Trollope, Dickens, Philip Roth, the Bible

Upcoming Works

several short stories completed and others in the works. A new novel is underway.

Agents

NA

Recommended Links

Publishers

The Permanent Press

Interests & Hobbies

Reading, walking, hiking, tennis, family history, Jewish history and religion