Gerald Duff

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General Information

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Name: Gerald Duff

Pen Name: None

Born: 1938 in Beaumont, Texas



Illinois Connection

Duff lives in Lebanon, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

In addition to writing fiction, poetry, and scholarly works, Gerald Duff has taught literature and writing at Vanderbilt University, Kenyon College, Rhodes College, and Johns Hopkins University. He has published eleven books, including Indian Giver, finalist for the Great Lakes Colleges Association First Novel Award, and Fire Ants, which was a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters Jesse Jones Award for the 2007 Best Book of Fiction. His other books of fiction and poetry have won the St. Andrews Prize for Poetry and the Cohen Award for Fiction, and have been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Texas Institute for Letters Award, the University of Michigan Literary Fiction Award, and the PEN/Faulkner Prize.

Published Works

William Cobett and the Politics of Earth, University of Salzburg Press, 1972

A Ceremony of Light Poems, Interim, 1976

Calling Collect, Poems, University Presses of Florida, 1982

Indian Giver, Indiana University Press, 1983

Graveyard Working, Baskerville Press, 1994

Thats All Right Mama, The Unauthorized Life of Elvis` Twin, Baskerville Press, 1995

Memphis Ribs, Salvo Press, 1999

Snake Song, Salvo Press, 2000

Coasters, New South Books, 2001

Fire Ants, New South Books, 2007

Blue Sabine, Moon City Press, 2011

Home Truths, Texas Christian University Press, 2011

Dirty Rice, University of Louisiana at LaFayette, 2012

Decoration Day, Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

William Cobbett and the Politics of Earth

ISBN: 3705204742
Release Date: 1972-06

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A ceremony of light: Poems

ISBN: 0904675041
Release Date: 1976

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Calling Collect: Poems (Contemporary poetry series)

ISBN: 0813007119
Release Date: 1982-12

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Indian Giver

ISBN: 0253139996
Release Date: 1983-12

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Graveyard Working

ISBN: 1880909154
Release Date: 1994-05

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That's All Right, Mama

ISBN: 1880909332
Release Date: 1995-08

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Memphis Ribs

ISBN: 0966452011
Release Date: 1999-05

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ISBN: 1588380297
Release Date: 2001-09-01

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Fire Ants and Other Stories

ISBN: 1588382087
Release Date: 2007-07-01

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Blue Sabine: A Novel

ISBN: 0913785342
Release Date: 2011-12-04

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Home Truths: A Deep East Texas Memory

ISBN: 9780875654355
Release Date: 2011-09-12

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Decoration Day: And Other Stories

ISBN: 1936205564
Release Date: 2012-06-13

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Literary Awards

Cohen Prize for Fiction from Ploughshares and the St. Andrews Prize for Poetry

Award of Merit by the Philosophical Society of Texas in 2013 and the best novel about Texas published in 2011 for Blue Sabine

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact literary agent:

Bob MeCoy

66 Grand Street, Suite One

New York, NY 10013

Tel: 212-226-1936


External Links

Gerald Duff on WorldCat

Gerald Duff on Amazon


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