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Ed Falco

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Ed Falco's most recent book is the poetry collection, X in the Tickseed (LSU, 2024). His previous books include a second poetry collection, Wolf Moon Blood Moon (LSU, 2017), and the novels, Transcendent Gardening (C&R Press, 2022), Toughs (Unbridled Books, 2014) and The Family Corleone (Grand Central, 2012). The Family Corleone was developed from screenplays by Mario Puzo, spent several weeks on The New York Times Best Seller and Extended Best Seller lists, and so far has been translated in twenty-one foreign editions. His most recent short story collection is Burning Man (SMU, 2011). Previous short story collections are Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha: New and Selected Stories (Unbridled Books, 2005), Acid (University of Notre Dame Press, 1996), and Plato at Scratch Daniel's and Other Stories (University of Arkansas Press, 1990). He is also the author of four more novels: Saint John of the Five Boroughs (Unbridled Books, 2009), Wolf Point (Unbridled Books, 2005), A Dream with Demons (Eastgate Systems, 1997), and Winter in Florida (Soho, 1990), as well as a collection of literary and experimental short fictions, In the Park of Culture (University of Notre Dame Press, 2005), and a collection of hypertext short fictions, Sea Island (Eastgate Systems, 1995). Ed's play, Possum Dreams, produced in Cleveland and New York, was ranked by The Cleveland Plain Dealer as one of the best plays of 2014 and nominated for Best Actor and Best Director by the Cleveland Critics Circle. Other plays include The Center, The Cretans, and Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha. The founding editor of The New River, a journal of digital writing and art, Ed lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Falco remains one of the most powerful short fiction writers of his generation.
––The Notre Dame Review

Falco's stories convey an intensity of feeling that all too many contemporary stories are missing. A Falco story can be depended on to be interesting––keenly observed and deeply explored––compelling in a way that makes one want to read every word.
                       ––Stuart Dybek

Falco writes with singular compassion and psychological subtlety. 

                              --Alice Fulton

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