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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tony Ardizzone  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1949 in Chicago Illinois

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Illinois Connection

*Born in Chicago, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

*In 2006 he was named Chancellor's Professor of English at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he teaches courses in creative writing, 20th century American fiction, ethnic American literature, and literary interpretation, and where he has twice served terms as director of the creative writing program*He has also served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs*In 2005 he was the recipient of Indiana University's Tracy M. Sonneborn Award, given annually to a faculty member for exemplary research and teaching


The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction The Milkweed National Fiction Prize The Chicago Foundation for Literature Award for Fiction sponsored by the Friends of Literature The Pushcart Prize The Virginia Prize for Fiction The Lawrence Foundation Award The Bruno Arcudi Literature Prize Two individual artist fellowships in fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts The Black Warrior Review Literary Contest, 1977

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Selected Titles At Your Library

From the margin :
ISBN: 1557531528. OCLC Number: 41002744

Purdue University Press,. .

Heart of the order /
ISBN: 0030085039. OCLC Number: 12972433

H. Holt,. .

A novel of passion and obsession, this is the story of Danny Bacigolupo, a baseball player from the alleys of Chicago's North Side, whose life and career are shaped by a tragic childhood accident.

In the garden of Papa Santuzzu /
ISBN: 0312263414. OCLC Number: 41035430

Picador USA,. .

A novel about Sicilian emigration early this century, describing the fortunes of the Santuzzu family's seven sons and a daughter. One by one, the father puts them on the boat to America in the hope of giving them a better life than farm laborers.

In the name of the father /
ISBN: 0385140800. OCLC Number: 4056905

Doubleday,. .

Larabi's ox :
ISBN: 0915943727. OCLC Number: 25411417

Milkweed Editions,. .

"The interwoven stories in Larabi's Ox set in contemporary Morocco, tell of three American travelers--Sarah Rosen, Peter Corvino, and Henry Goodson--who are each visiting Morocco for the first time. Sarah is running away from a failed relationship; Peter is escaping from his own mediocrity; Henry is running toward his impending death from cancer"--Back cover.

Taking it home :
ISBN: 0252064836. OCLC Number: 32469414

University of Illinois Press,. .

Italian-American stories told mostly through the eyes of children. In Ritual, a father and son form a new relationship as the result of a fishing trip, The Eyes of the Children is on an altar boy, and Ladies' Choice is on the ritual of Sunday dances. The setting is Chicago in the 1950s and 60s.

The Arab's ox :
ISBN: 9781599541204. OCLC Number: 1017488552

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A linked story collection set in Morocco's gleaming imperial cities, twisting medinas, and remote Saharan outposts, THE ARAB'S OX was awarded the Chicago Foundation for Literature Award for Fiction, a Pushcart Prize, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Milkweed Editions National Fiction Prize.

The evening news :
ISBN: 0820308609. OCLC Number: 852149486

University of Georgia Press,. .

The evening news :
ISBN: 0820344613. OCLC Number: 860714436

University of Georgia Press,. .