Ed Falco awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

Ed Falco

Ed Falco

BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 1, 2008 – Ed Falco, professor of English and director of creative writing and the master of fine arts program at Virginia Tech, has been awarded a $25,000 Literature Fellowship in Prose from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Fellowship encourages the production of new work by affording the recipients the time and means to write. Falco will use the time to work on a new collection of short stories. The working title of Falco’s fourth collection is Burn. “This collection will probably include some of my short stories that have been published in journals but never collected in a book,” said Falco. These include “Wild Girls” in The Missouri Review, “It’s Ugly, Isn’t It?” in Verb: an audioquarterly, “Among the Tootalonians” in The Gettysburg Review, “Burning Man” and “Winter Storms” in Playboy, “Little America” in The Southwest Review, and “Mythmakers” in Shenandoah.

Falco, is author of several books of fiction, including Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha, a collection of selected short stories, as well as the novel, WolfPoint. He is also the founder of the New River Journal, an online “hypertext” publication that has consistently tested the boundaries and rules of writing in a digital age. Falco’s pioneering works of hypertext and hypermedia have been published by Eastgate Systems and the Electronic Literature Organization, as well as in the online journals The Iowa Review Web and the Eastgate Reading Room.

Falco earned his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at New Palz, and his masters degree from Syracuse University.

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