Stuart Dybek

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General Information

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Name: Stuart Dybek

Pen Name: None

Born: 1942 in Chicago, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Dybek was born and raised in Chicago's Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods in the 1950s and early 1960s. Currently, he is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dybek is the author of three books of fiction: I Sailed With Magellan, The Coast of Chicago, and Childhood and Other Neighborhoods. Both I Sailed With Magellan and The Coast of Chicago were New York Times Notable Books, and The Coast of Chicago was a One Book One Chicago selection.

Dybek has also published two collections of poetry: Streets in Their Own Ink and Brass Knuckles. His fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic, Poetry, Tin House, and many other magazines, and have been widely anthologized, including work in both Best American Fiction and Best American Poetry.

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 in Evanston, Illinois.

Published Works

  • Brass Knuckles, University of Pittsburg Press, 1979
  • Childhood and Other Neighborhood Stories, Viking, 1980
  • The Coast of Chicago, Knopf, 1991
  • I Sailed With Magellan, Picador, 2004
  • Streets in Their Own Ink: Poems, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006
  • Ecstatic Cahoots, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014
  • Paper Lantern, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014
  • The Start of Something: Selected Stories of Stuart Dybek, 2016

Titles at Your Library

Brass Knuckles (Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry)

ISBN: 0887484158
Release Date: 2004-01-01

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Childhood and Other Neighborhoods: Stories

ISBN: 0226176584
Release Date: 2003-10-15

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The Coast of Chicago: Stories

ISBN: 0312424256
Release Date: 2004-04-03

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Streets in Their Own Ink: Poems

ISBN: 0374529914
Release Date: 2006-03-21

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Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories

ISBN: 0374280509
Release Date: 2014-06-03

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Paper Lantern: Love Stories

ISBN: 0374146446
Release Date: 2014-06-03

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Literary Awards

Among Dybek's numerous awards are a PEN/Malamud Prize "for distinguished achievement in the short story," a Lannan Award, a Whiting Writers Award, an Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, several O.Henry Prizes, and fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation Genius Award.

I Sailed With Magellan

  • New York Times Notable Books
  • Society of Midland Authors award for adult fiction

The Coast of Chicago

  • New York Times Notable Books
  • One Book One Chicago selection

Childhood and Other Neighborhoods

  • Society of Midland Authors award for adult fiction

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Stuart Dybek on WorldCat


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