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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eugene Cross  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Erie, Pennsylvania

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Illinois Connection

Cross currently lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cross received an MFA from The University of Pittsburgh and taught creative writing at the Behrend College, Penn State Erie. He currently teaches in the Fiction Department at Columbia College Chicago.His stories have appeared in ''Narrative Magazine'', ''American Short Fiction'', ''Story Quarterly'', ''TriQuarterly'', and ''Callaloo'', among many others.


Narrative Magazine named him one of “20 Best New Writers” and his story Harvesters a “Top Five Story of 2009-2010”. His work was also listed among the 2010 Best American Short Stories' 100 Distinguished Stories. He is the recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Chautauqua Writers' Festival Winner of the 2009 Dzanc Prize for Excellence in Literary Fiction and Community Service

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Fires of Our Choosing.
ISBN: 9781480425880. OCLC Number: 792688010

Dzanc Books,. .

A hot, young writer, Eugene's writing is at once humorous and sexy, intelligent and provocative, and composed and controlled.