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Fiction writer PAUL EGGERS holds a BA from the University of Washington, an MA from Penn State, and the PhD from the University of Nebraska — Lincoln. He is the author of the novel Saviors (Houghton Mifflin) and the collections The Departure Lounge (winner of the Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction) and How Water Feels (Southern Methodist UP). He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malaysia (1976-78) and an Education Advisor for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Malaysia and the Phillipines. In 1997 he won the Merit Award from the Nebraska Arts Council's Individual Artists Fellowships program. In addition, his work has appeared in Sonora Review, The Quarterly, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. Besides writing fiction, Eggers writes interviews, profiles, and political analyses for Inside Chess. He has also published poetry. He lives and teaches in California.

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