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LEE MARTIN was born in Illinois, earning his BA from Eastern Illinois University, his MFA from the University of Arkansas, and his PhD from the University of Nebraska — Lincoln. His stories have been published in places like The Georgia Review, Story, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, and Glimmer Train, DoubleTake, and elsewhere. He received a Nebraska Arts Council Master Award Individual Artist Fellowship in Fiction (1995), as well as Individual Artist Fellowships in Fiction from the Ohio Arts Council (1987) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (1989). His collection, The Least You Need to Know (Sarabande Books, 1996) won the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction in 1995. He is an associate professor of English at Ohio State University. In addition to his collection, his books include the memoirs From Our House (EP Dutton) and Turning Bones (U of NE P), the novel Quakertown (Plume), and the anthology Passing the Word: Writers on Their Mentors (edited with Jeffrey Skinner). His most recent book, a novel called The Bright Forever, was published in 2005 by Shaye Areheart Books.

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