John Biguenet

John Biguenet's fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared recently in such journals as The New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, Esquire, Granta, Story, Zoetrope: All-Story, DoubleTake, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and Ploughshares as well as in various anthologies. Oyster, a novel, was published by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, in the U.S. and by Orion Books in the U.K. The Torturer's Apprentice, a collection of his stories, was published by Ecco/HarperCollins and by Orion Books in the U.K.  Both books will be published in Hebrew translation by Matar Publishing Company in Tel Aviv and in French translation by  Editions Albin Michel in Paris.  His books The Craft of Translation and Theories of Translation, co-edited with Rainer Schulte, were published by The University of Chicago Press; Theories of Translation is forthcoming in Japanese translation by Babel, Inc. An earlier book, Foreign Fictions, was published by Random House.  Biguenet edited over fifty issues of The New Orleans Review, an international journal of film, art, and literature. His radio play Wundmale, which premiered on Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Germany's largest radio network, was rebroadcasted by Österreichischer Rundfunk, the Austrian national radio and television network. His stage play, The Vulgar Soul, was presented in the 2004 Festival of New Southern Plays and will be a featured production of the 2004-2005 season of the Southern Rep Theatre.  Two of his stories have been featured in Selected Shorts at Symphony Space on Broadway. His work has received an O. Henry Award and a Harper's Magazine Writing Award among other distinctions, and his stories have been reprinted in Prize Stories 2000: The O. Henry Awards and The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 and cited in The Pushcart Prizes and in The Best American Short Stories for 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2002 as well as in Prize Stories 2002: The O. Henry Awards. He has served two terms as president of the American Literary Translators Association. Formerly Writer-in-Residence at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and at the University of Texas at Dallas, he is currently the Robert Hunter Distinguished Professor at Loyola University in New Orleans, where he has been honored with the institution's Dux Academicus award for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service.
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