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Ben Stroud & Andrea Lochen at Nicola's Books
Ben Stroud’s story collection Byzantium will be published by Graywolf in July. The collection won the 2012 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Bakeless Fiction Prize and was selected as a Publisher’s Weekly Best Summer Book for 2013. Ben’s stories have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, One Story, Electric Literature, Boston Review, and The American Scholar, among other places, and have been anthologized in New Stories from the South and Best American Mystery Stories. Originally from Texas, he holds a BA in English and History from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in Fiction and PhD in Twentieth-Century American Literature from the University of Michigan. He has received residencies from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and has taught literature and creative writing at universities in the US and Germany. Currently, Ben is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Toledo.
Andrea Lochen is an alumna of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, where she also received the Hopwood Novel Award for a draft of The Repeat Year. She currently lives in suburban Milwaukee and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. Kirkus Reviews called The Repeat Year “a debut novel that offers a fascinating glimpse into one woman’s opportunity to rewrite her past and change her future” and “an engaging, satisfying read that explores friendship, love and who we really are when it truly matters.”
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