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Name:  Kass Fleisher  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1959 in born in Wilmington, Delaware


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Fleisher teaches at Illinois State University in Normal.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kass Fleisher was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and holds degrees in English from Dickinson College (B.A., 1981), the University of North Dakota (M.A., 1989), and Binghamton University (Ph.D., 1993). She is best known for her fiction and creative nonfiction. Fleisher is the author of five books and numerous essays and reviews, and the editor, with Caitlin M. Alvarez, of a literary anthology - ''Litscapes: Collected US Writings.'' With her frequent writing partner, Joe Amato, Fleisher has written a full-length play and several screenplays (none of which have been produced to date). Since 2003, Fleisher has taught creative writing at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. She's the founding publisher of Steerage Press.

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