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Daniel S. Libman

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Libman is an English instructor at Northern Illinois University and lives in rural Illinois.

Biography: Daniel S. Libman teaches Rhetoric, Composition and Developmental Writing at Northern Illinois University. He has published stories and essays in many journals and magazines including ''Details'', ''Other Voices'', ''Columbia'', ''The Paris Review'', ''The Baffler'', ''Santa Monica Review'', and ''The Chicago Reader''. His story ''In the Belly of the Cat'' has been anthologized many times and translated into several languages, including Italian and Russian. In addition to writing and teaching, Dan serves as Book Reviews Editor for ''Fifth Wednesday Journal''.

  • Pushcart Prize for fiction Paris Review discovery Prize, now known as the Plimpton Prize

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Daniel S. Libman on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Married but looking /
ISBN: 1604890797 OCLC: 733229561

Daniel S. Libman's stories bring us a new style that is part inner dialogue, part comic monologue?Grace Paley meets Charles Bukowski. Armed with a comic's wit and a poet's ear, Libman celebrates marriage by excoriating what it falls prey to and must overcome: adultery, lusts and longings, dalliances both real and imagined. Here we see the fantasies of the adulterer, the dark paranoid world of the cuckold, and surprisingly, the willingness of couples to stay together, with their tenuous, often funny steps forward after transgression. Taken together, these short works are a testament to the marriage and its demands of love, humor, and the sheer persistence of the human heart.