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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Philip Graham  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1951 in Brooklyn, New York


Illinois Connection

Graham resides in Urbana, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Philip Graham teaches at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he is a co-founder and the current fiction editor of the literary/arts journal ''Ninth Letter'', and is the recipient of three campus teaching awards. He also teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing.Three of his books are available in ebook format ''The Art of the Knock'', ''How to Read an Unwritten Language'' and ''Interior Design''.

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Titles At Your Library


-- *1991 - Special Mention citation for the short story, "The Reverse," in The Pushcart Prize XVI. *1992 - Creative Writing Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts. *1992 - "Light Bulbs," short story, performed by actress Mary Ann Thebus (directed by Steve Scott) for Stories on Stage, Organic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, December 14, 1992. *1992 - The William Peden Prize in Fiction, awarded by The Missouri Review for the short story, "Angel." *1993 - Special Mention citation for the short story, "Angel," in The Pushcart Prize XVIII. *1993 - Victor Turner Prize, awarded to Parallel Worlds