Individual Author Record
Name: Eugene CrossPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: in Erie, Pennsylvania Sites:
Illinois ConnectionCross currently lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationCross 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.
Titles At Your Library
Fires of Our Choosing
ISBN: 1936873079 Dzanc Books. 2012
Eugene Cross captures much of his generation's fears and excitements with a collection of realistic stories that borders on darkness at times. His is a voice combining humor and pathos with an edginess creating fresh new stories that are being published in great literary journals regularly.
"A brilliant, sometimes heartbreaking debut by this gifted young writer and Columbia writing teacher. Cross captures the angst and tenderness of the young men and women growing up in the rust belt with little hope and less luck. The moments of grace and redemption shine through. I loved every story." Linda Bubon, Women & Children First Bookstore
Eugene Cross was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania and received an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. His stories have appeared in Narrative Magazine (which named him one of "20 Best New Writers" and his story "Harvester's" a "Top Five Story of 2009-2010"), American Short Fiction, Story Quarterly, TriQuarterly, and Callalloo among other publications. 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, and the winner of the 2009 Dzanc Prize for Excellence in Literary Fiction and Community Service. He currently lives in Chicago where he teaches in the Fiction Department at Columbia College Chicago.