Edward J. Delaney

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Edward J. Delaney (born in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1957) is an American author, documentary filmmaker, educator and journalist.

In 2005, he was awarded the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award, which recognizes the best book of the year by a New England author, for his novel Warp & Weft. Delaney is the author of the novel "Broken Irish" (2011), which received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, ALA Booklist and Library Journal, and received the Grand Prize at the New England Book Festival. As a journalist he won the 1988 National Education Writing Award and other national and regional awards.

He received a 2008 'Literary Fellowship' from the National Endowment for the Arts. His short story "The Drowning" appeared in the March 1994 Atlantic Monthly and was included in both the 1995 O. Henry Award [1] and Best American Short Stories, as well as being named a finalist for the National Magazine Award.

Delaney has directed and produced two documentary films. The Times Were Never So Bad: The Life of Andre Dubus, premiered in 2007 at the Rhode Island International Film Festival winning first place, and screened at film festivals throughout the U.S. [1] Library of the Early Mind premiered in 2010.

Delaney served in 2008-2009 as Assistant Editor of the Nieman Journalism Lab, the digital-media initiative of The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. And has been a faculty member at Roger Williams University since 1990 where he is currently a Professor of Creative Writing. He is the editor of the literary journal Mount Hope.

He has also taught at The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Colorado State University, where he was the Gannett Foundation Professional-in-Residence.

Delaney's journalism includes work for The Atlantic Monthly and other magazines. He has published numerous short stories in The Atlantic Monthly and other literary magazines and quarterlies. His work has been anthologized in the Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Award annuals. Delaney was also a reporter for The Denver Post and a columnist for The Colorado Springs Gazette, and also wrote for The Chicago Tribune. In 2009, Delaney co-authored Born To Play by Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox. He's also written for PBS's POV Docs website.

Delaney received his B.S. in Finance from the Fairfield University Dolan School of Business in 1979 and M.S. in Mass Communications from Boston University.

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