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I write fiction. I also teach it -- mostly at Carleton College, in Northfield, Minnesota.

On my way to academia I staggered through quite a number of bizarre jobs: house painting, uranium mining, factory work, slave labor in a French château, coastline preservation in Brittany, every imaginable aspect of the restaurant industry, small engine repair, small office work, translation, sales and marketing.... That's just for starters. I'll spare you the full list.

My academic training focused on French literature of the nineteenth-century, and I came to creative writing rather late. Back in college I'd taken a couple of creative writing courses, but for the most part I've done the MFA of hard knocks. What have I learned about writing during these

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Theory of Remainders

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Reading Lessons: An Introdu...

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This Jealous Earth

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This Jealous Earth: Stories

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