GREGORY SPATZ is the author of the novels INUKSHUK, FIDDLER'S DREAM and NO ONE BUT US, and of the short story collections HALF AS HAPPY (forthcoming, April 2013) and WONDERFUL TRICKS. His stories have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Iowa Review, Glimmer Train, Shenandoah, and New England Review. The recipient of a 2012 NEA Fellowship in Literature and a Washington State Book Award, he teaches in and directs the Creative Writing program at Eastern Washington University in Spokane. Spatz plays the fiddle in the Juno-nominated bluegrass band John Reischman and the Jaybirds; he plays fiddle and bouzouki with the world-time stringband Mighty Squirrel.
Murakami, Dybek, Agee, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Alice Munro, Bill Monroe, Paul McCartney, Stuart Duncan, Frank Conroy, John Reischman, Marilynne Robinson, my wife, my kids, my students
HALF AS HAPPY, short stories, to be published in April by Engine Books.
A new novel in two parts all about violins and violin fraud.
Southern Methodist University Press, MidList Press, Algonquin Books, Bellevue Literary Press, Engine Books
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