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James Richard Magruder's Biography

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Stephen Bolton, a research nurse at Johns Hopkins University, has been my partner for ten years.
Jun 2009

I live in Baltimore. I teach dramaturgy at Swarthmore College and translation/adaptation at the Yale School of Drama, where I received my doctorate--which became Three French Comedies (Yale University Press). I make tens of dollars translating classic plays for the American stage and I also wrote the book for the ill-starred Broadway musical Triumph of Love. I started writing fiction in 2002. My stories have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Bloom, Subtropics, and the anthology Boy Crazy. The University of Wisconsin Press is bringing out my debut novel, Sugarless, this October.

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Yale University Press

Interests & Hobbies

Dawn Powell. Joseph Conrad. Running. Norwegian Forest Cats. The endless stream of British comic novelists. Gossip. dlisted.com. Musical theatre. Travel.