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TIMOTHY SCHAFFERT grew up on a farm in Hamilton County, Nebraska, and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln as an undergraduate. He holds the MFA in creative writing from the University of Arizona. His short stories have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Greensboro Review, Press, Natural Bridge, and other literary journals. His work was "short-listed" in The Best of 1999: The O Henry Awards Prize Stories, and he has received the Henfield/Transatlantic Review Award, the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award, and two awards from the Nebraska Arts Council. His novel, The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters, was published by Blue Hen, a division of Penguin Putnam, and won the Nebraska Book Award for Fiction in 2003. His second novel, The Singing and Dancing Daughters of God, was published by Unbridled Books. His third, Devils in the Sugar Shop is also from Unbridled (2007). He has served as Editor of The Reader and Omaha Pulp, two arts and culture newsweeklies in Omaha. He is also the Director of the Omaha Lit Fest.

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