David Michael Kaplan

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General Information

Name: David Michael Kaplan

Pen Name: None

Born: 1946 in New York, New York

Website: http://www.luc.edu/english/faculty/davidmichaelkaplan.shtml

Email: dkaplan@LUC.edu

Illinois Connection

Kaplan lives in Chicago and teaches creative writing at Loyola University.

Biographical and Professional Information

David Michael Kaplan is an associate professor of English at Loyola University in Chicago, where he directs the creative writing program. He has written award-winning short stories that are compiled in his book, Comfort. The book begins with a piece entitled "Doe Season," which was selected as one of the best American short stories of 1985.

Published Works

  • Comfort, Viking, 1987
  • Skating in the Dark, Pantheon Books, 1991
  • Revision, A Creative Approach to Writing and Rewriting Fiction, Story Press, 1997

Titles at Your Library

Comfort (Contemporary American fiction)

ISBN: 0140096248
Release Date: 1988-04-02

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Skating in the Dark

ISBN: 051708841X
Release Date: 1992-08-09

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Revision: A Creative Approach to Writing and Rewriting Fiction

ISBN: 188491019X
Release Date: 1997-03

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Literary Awards

Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, 1999, for Bamboo.

"Doe Season" was selected as one of the Best American Short Stories of 1985.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

David Michael Kaplan on WorldCat


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