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Anthony Varallo

Out Loud

PRESENTING:Literati: Saturday, 2/28, 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Lexington B; Short Works: Sunday, 3/1, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Lexington A


Anthony Varallo’s second short story collection, Out Loud, was selected by Scott Turow as the winner of the 2008 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, awarded annually by the UniversityPittsburgh Press. In addition to publication, the DHLP includes a cash award of $15,000. of

Varallo’s first collection, This Day in History, won the 2005 John Simmons Short Fiction Award (University of Iowa Press), and was named a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Fiction Prize, awarded by the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College for “the strongest work of fiction published in 2005.”

Varallo received an NEA Fellowship in Literature in 2002, and his stories have appeared in over thirty-five national journals, including Gettysburg Review, Epoch, Story Quarterly, New England Review, Harvard Review, Black Warrior Review, Shenandoah, and elsewhere.

His work has also won the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize, The Journal Short Story Award, an AWP Intro Journals Award, and the South Carolina Fiction Project. His stories have also been anthologized in On the Mason-Dixon Line: An Anthology of Contemporary Delaware Writers (University of Delaware Press) and The Long Meanwhile: Stories of Arrival and Departure (Hourglass Books).

Varallo grew up in Yorklyn, Delaware, and received his B.A. in English from the University of Delaware. He earned his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa/Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Currently he lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where he is an assistant professor of English at the College of Charleston and the fiction editor for Crazyhorse magazine. He lives with his wife and two children on James Island.

GENRE(S): Fiction Literary Short Fiction