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Bev Jafek

Bewildering Stories biography

I have published about fifty of my short stories and novel excerpts in literary quarterly and university press publications. Some have been translated into German, Italian and Dutch (as well as appearing in English language publications in India) and won many literary awards, including publication in the annual “prize” anthology The Best American Short Stories.

I also won the Carlos Fuentes Award and the Editor’s Prize for fiction from Columbia: A Magazine of Literature and Art as well as first prize in the 2001 Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation short story competition for “redemption of gay history” through creative writing.

The Overlook Press, distributed by Penguin-Putnam, published my first story collection, The Man Who Took a Bite Out of His Wife, and reprinted it in paperback two years later. It was cited as one of the best story collections of the year in The Year’s Best Fantasy (7th edition, Teri Windling) as well as being selected as a finalist for the Crawford Award (best new fantasy fiction writer of the year).

I was also a Wallace E. Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University. My first novel, The Sacred Beasts, an epic of 122,000 words, was published by Bedazzled Ink Books in October of 2016 and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. My second novel, A Kind of Paradise, has been out from this publisher since June 2018.

Copyright © 2019 by Bev Jafek

Bewildering Stories bibliography

Prose Fiction
The Devil’s Sentry Box
The Creature That Lives in Angkor

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