Stuart Dybek





Stuart Dybek


Born
in Chicago, IL, The United States
April 10, 1942

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Stuart Dybek has published three short story collections: Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, The Coast of Chicago, and I Sailed With Magellan; and two volumes of poetry: Brass Knuckles and Streets in Their Own Ink. He has been anthologized frequently and regularly appears in magazines such as the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine and the Paris Review.

He has received numerous awards, including: a 1998 Lannan Award; the 1995 PEN/Bernard Malamud Prize "for distinctive achievement in the short story"; an Academy Institute Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1994; a Guggenheim Fellowship; two fellowships from the NEA; a residency at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center; and a Whiting Writers Award.
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The Coast of Chicago: Stories

4.07 avg rating — 1,891 ratings — published 1990 — 8 editions
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I Sailed with Magellan: Sto...

4.08 avg rating — 929 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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Childhood and Other Neighbo...

4.18 avg rating — 284 ratings — published 1980 — 6 editions
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Paper Lantern: Love Stories

4.03 avg rating — 293 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Sho...

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Streets in Their Own Ink: P...

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Brass Knuckles

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Are we there yet

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The Start of Something: The...

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“Our plans for the future made us laugh and feel close, but those same plans somehow made anything more than temporary between us seem impossible. It was the first time I’d ever had the feeling of missing someone I was still with.”
Stuart Dybek, The Coast of Chicago: Stories

“The public library is where place and possibility meet.”
Stuart Dybek

“But we didn’t, not in the moonlight, or by the phosphorescent lanterns of lightning bugs in your back yard, not beneath the constellations we couldn’t see, let alone decipher, or in the dark glow that replaced the real darkness of night, a darkness already stolen from us, not with the skyline rising behind us while a city gradually decayed, not in the heat of summer while a Cold War raged, despite the freedom of youth and the license of first love—because of fate, karma, luck, what does it matter?—we made not doing it a wonder, and yet we didn’t, we didn’t, we never did.”
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