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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Zapata  

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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction



Illinois Connection

Zapata currently lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael Zapata is a founding editor of MAKE Literary Magazine. He is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Fiction, the City of Chicago DCASE Individual Artist Program award and a Pushcart nomination. As an educator, he taught literature and writing in high schools servicing dropout students. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and has lived in New Orleans, Italy and Ecuador.

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