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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Michael Kaplan  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1946 in New York, New York

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Illinois Connection

Kaplan lives in Chicago and teaches creative writing at Loyola University.

Biographical and Professional Information

David Michael Kaplan is an associate professor of English at Loyola University in Chicago, where he directs the creative writing program. He has written award-winning short stories that are compiled in his book, ''Comfort''. The book begins with a piece entitled "Doe Season," which was selected as one of the best American short stories of 1985.

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Titles At Your Library

Comfort (Contemporary American fiction)
ISBN: 0140096248

Penguin Books. 1988

Skating in the Dark
ISBN: 051708841X

Random House Value Publishing. 1992

Frank moves from childhood through a delinquent adolescence and insecure young adulthood, to a marriage to Jena--filled with promise and disillusion--to an adulthood spent trying to break free from his past

Revision: A Creative Approach to Writing and Rewriting Fiction
ISBN: 188491019X

Story Pr. 1997

The author shows how three of his own short stories evolved from journal musings to published versions, with discussions on revising at different stages in the process, cutting and adding, rearranging the plot, and revising after publication


Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, 1999, for ''Bamboo''. "Doe Season" was selected as one of the Best American Short Stories of 1985.

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