Stuart Dybek (2008)

Stuart Dybek

Stuart Dybek is the author of three books of fiction and two books of poetry. His stories and poems, noted for their intense lyricism, have been reprinted in the Best American series and often deal with the hardships of growing up in the rugged South Side of postwar Chicago. In September 2007, Dybek received the prestigious Rea Award for the Short Story, just a day after being awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant. He is currently Distinguished Writer in Residence at Northwestern University in Chicago. [2008]