5.11.13 at the Timucua Arts White House
Reading from: How Men Pray (poems) and a new short story
Philip F. Deaver is a short story writer, mostly. He has won a number of awards, the Flannery O’Connor Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Bread Loaf Writers Conference fellowship, and once, in the Christmas lottery at the consulting firm he worked in, he won a plant. It was a large plant. Maybe six feet tall. That was back when he thought anything was possible. His work has appeared in The Missouri Review, The Kenyon Review, The New England Review, and The Florida Review, among many others, and also his stories have been anthologized in Best American Catholic Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, Lee Gutkind’s baseball nonfiction anthology Anatomy of Baseball, and John McNally’s great anthology of baseball fiction Bottom of the Ninth. His short fiction has been recognized in Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize. He teaches creative writing at Rollins College.