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JOHN MCNALLY is a fiction writer who studied at the University
of Nebraska Lincoln. He
is the editor of four fiction anthologies, High
Infidelity: 24 Great Stories about Adultery,
The Student Body: Short Stories about College Students and
Humor Me: An Anthology of Humor by Writers of Color, and
Bottom of the Ninth: Great Contemporary
Baseball Short Stories.
His stories have appeared in
North American Review, Open City, and
McNally has won the Jenny McKean Moore Fellowship at George Washington University,
a Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing
fellowship, a James Michener fellowship, and a scholarship
from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
His first collection of short fiction, Troublemakers,
won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award and has been published by
the University of Iowa Press. In 2001, Troublemakers won the
Nebraska Book Award for fiction.
His most recent book is The Book of Ralph (Free Press, 2004).
He is an assistant
professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC,
where he lives with his wife, Amy Knox Brown, and their many animals.