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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Michael Kaplan  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1946 in New York, New York


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


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