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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Adam Prince  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Southern California

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Illinois Connection

Prince is a member of the Creative Writing Faculty at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Born and raised in Southern California, Adam Prince earned his MFA from the University of Arkansas and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. His award-winning fiction has appeared in ''The Missouri Review'', ''The Southern Review'', and ''Narrative Magazine'', among others. In 2012 - 2013, he served as the Tickner Fellow at the Gilman School in Baltimore. In 2013, he and his wife, poet Charlotte Pence, joined the Creative Writing faculty at Eastern Illinois University.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men
ISBN: 0982876661

Black Lawrence Press. 2012

Fiction. "The men in this collection seethe with something close to rage or desperation or both while remaining recognizably and sympathetically human, and that rare combination makes the experience of reading THE BEAUTIFUL WISHES OF UGLY MEN feel as dangerous as a knife fight."—Michael Knight

"Woman can learn more from these stories than from thousands of issues of Cosmopolitan."—Ellen Gilchrist

"To read THE BEAUTIFUL WISHES OF UGLY MEN is to know the power and sweep of what short stories can do. These full-bodied, full-throated stories show us men in trouble and men in love, and they show us how those are often one in the same. Prince is a profoundly gifted and muscular writer, a writer who understands the intimacy of violence and the violence of intimacy, a writer you read again and again and again."—Bret Anthony Johnston


One of the Best Twenty New Writers by ''Narrative Magazine'' in 2011

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