Jeff Parker (writer)

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Jeff Parker (born January 3, 1974) is an American novelist and short story writer. His novel Ovenman was published in 2007 by the book division of the literary journal Tin House. Parker received praise from within the literary community for his hypertext story A Long Wild Smile which has appeared in numerous online journals.

Parker grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and received a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. He attended the prestigious creative writing program at Syracuse University where he studied with such writers as George Saunders and Arthur Flowers. He graduated with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing in 1999. He previously served as a faculty member at the University of Toronto, lectured in Russian State University for the Humanities and ELE public forum in Moscow,[1] and served as the Director of the Creative Writing M.F.A. at the University of Tampa. He is currently a member of University of Massachusetts Amherst's M.F.A. faculty [2] and Director of Disquiet International Literary Program.[3]


2004 "Amerika: Russian Writers View the United States" (as co-editor). Dalkey Archive Press. ISBN 1-56478-356-1
2004 "Life & Limb: Skateboarders Writer from the Deep End" (novel excerpt). Brooklyn, New York: Soft Skull Press. ISBN 1-932360-28-X
2007 "The Back of the Line" Decode, Inc.. ISBN 978-0979337307

2007 "Ovenman" (novel) Portland, OR: Tin House Books. ISBN 978-0-9776989-2-9
2009 "Rasskazy: New Fiction From a New Russia" (as co-editor) Portland, OR: Tin House Books. ISBN 978-0-9820539-0-4
2010 "The Taste of Penny" Dzanc Books. ISBN 978-0982520444
2014 "Sankya" (as Translator) DISQUIET. ISBN 978-1938604515
2015 "Where Bears Roam the Streets" Harper Perennial. ISBN 978-1554683826
2015 "Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion" Featherproof Books. ISBN 978-0983186342
2015 "A Manner of Being" University of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 978-1625341822


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