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John McNally

Feb 1, 2005
Powers Recital Hall

John McNally is author of two works of fiction: The Book of Ralph (2004) and Troublemakers (2000), a Book Sense 76 pick. He has also edited four anthologies on subjects ranging from college life to baseball. His short fiction has appeared in dozens of magazines, including Virginia Quarterly Review, Punk Planet, New England Review, and North American Review. His book reviews have appeared such places as the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and The Progressive. He is the recipient of the numerous fellowships, including the Chesterfield Writer's Film Project (Paramount Pictures), Jenny McKean Moore (George Washington University), Carl Djerassi (University of Wisconsin), and James Michener (Iowa Writers' Workshop). A native of Chicago, John holds degrees from the University of Nebraska (Ph.D.), the Iowa Writers' Workshop (M.F.A.), and Southern Illinois University (B.A.). At present, he divides his time between Los Angeles, where he works on screenplays, and North Carolina , where he teaches fiction writing at Wake Forest University. His website is