George Rabasa

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George Rabasa (born December 29, 1941) is an American writer and author of four novels and a short story collection. Rabasa has received such honors as The Loft Career Initiative Grant,[1] The Writer’s Voice Capricorn Award,[2] and two Minnesota Book Awards.[3][4]

Background[edit]

Rabasa was born December 29, 1941 in Biddeford, Maine. In 1964 he earned a B.A. from the University of the Americas, Mexico D.F./Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, with a double major in English literature and Journalism.[citation needed]

Partial bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • The Wonder Singer (Unbridled Books, 2008)
  • The Cleansing (The Permanent Press, 2006)
  • Floating Kingdom (Coffee House Press, 1997)

Short stories[edit]

  • Glass Houses (Coffee House Press, 1996).

Selected by A.M. Homes for the Writer’s Voice Capricorn Award for Excellence in Fiction[citation needed]

Anthologies[edit]

  • “Family Lines”, A Ghost at Heart's Edge, North Atlantic Books, 1999.
  • “Jimmy Pearl's Blue Oyster”, 26 Minnesota Writers, Nodin Press, 1995.

Journals[edit]

  • “Yolanda by Day”, American Literary Review, 2003.[5]
  • “Fallen Coconuts and Dead Fish”, Green Hills, 2003.
  • “Ask Señor Totol”, Hayden’s Ferry Review, 2002-2003.[6]
  • “Hay Soos Saves”, North Dakota Quarterly, 2002.[7]
  • “For the Solitary Soul”, South Carolina Review, 2001.[8]
  • “Three Incidents in the Early Life of El Perro”, Atlanta Review, 2001.
  • “The Beautiful Wife”, Glimmer Train Stories, 1995.[9]

Awards[edit]

  • The Loft Literary Center Career Initiative Grant, 2008[1]
  • A BookSense Notable Book Selection, The Cleansing, 2006[10]
  • Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Fellowship, 2001[11]
  • Minnesota Book Award for Novel, Floating Kingdom, 1998[4]
  • Minnesota Book Award for Short Fiction, Glass Houses, 1997[3]
  • The Writers Voice Capricorn Award, Excellence in Fiction, 1992[2]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife, poet Juanita Garciagodoy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2009 Minnesota Writers Career Initiative Program" (PDF). The Loft Literary Center. Retrieved March 13, 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Author Profile: George Rabasa". bookreporter.com. The Book Report. June 26, 2009. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Past Finalists and Winners - 1997". Minnesota Book Awards. The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Past Finalists and Winners - 1998". Minnesota Book Awards. The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Past issues". American Literary Review. Retrieved March 13, 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Hayden's Ferry Review -- Issue 35". Arizone State University. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  7. ^ [1]North Dakota Quarterly[dead link]
  8. ^ Rabasa, George (Spring 2001). South Carolina Review (Clemson, South Carolina: Clemson University) 33 (2). 
  9. ^ Rabasa, George (August 1, 2009). "A Recipe for Illusion: Memory, Imagination, Research". Glimmer Train Stories. Glimmer Train Press. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Bookselling This Week: The August Book Sense Picks & Notables Preview". news.bookweb.org. American Booksellers Association. July 2006. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  11. ^ "17 Minnesota Artists Awarded $136,000 in Poetry and Prose Fellowships". Minnesota State Arts Board. Archived from the original on December 13, 2002. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 

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