|Born||April 10, 1942 
|Occupation||Short fiction writer, poet|
|Notable work(s)||The Coast of Chicago|
Stuart Dybek (born April 10, 1942) is an American writer of fiction and poetry.
Dybek was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Chicago's Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods in the 1950s and early 1960s. He graduated from St. Rita of Cascia High School in 1959 and earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. He has an MA in literature from Loyola University Chicago.
After teaching for more than 30 years at Western Michigan University, where he remains an Adjunct Professor of English and a member of the permanent faculty of the Prague Summer Program, Dybek became the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Northwestern University.
Dybek's two collections of poems are Brass Knuckles (1979) and Streets in Their Own Ink (2004). His fiction includes Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, The Coast of Chicago, I Sailed With Magellan, a novel-in-stories, Paper Lantern, and Ecstatic Cahoots. His work is has been anthologized and has appeared in magazines such as Harper's, The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Tin House, Ploughshares, and Triquarterly.
His collection, The Coast of Chicago, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book and cited as an American Library Association Notable Book of 2005. A story from I Sailed With Magellan, titled “Breasts,” appears in the 2004 Best American Short Stories.
Dybek's awards include a Lannan Prize, a PEN/Malamud Award (1995), a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, and an O. Henry Award. Dybek was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (September 25, 2007.)
- Philip A. Greasley. Dictionary of Midwestern Literature: Volume One: The Authors. Indiana University Press. May 9, 2001 p. 162.
- Philip A. Greasley. Dictionary of Midwestern Literature: Volume One The Authors. Indiana University Press. May 9, 2001 p. 162.
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- List of PEN/Malamud winners