Uncategorized | January 12, 2005

In her review of Edward Falco’s forthcoming collection of short stories, Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha, Alice Fulton writes, “For too long, Ed Falco has been a ‘writer’s writer.’ With this collection, more readers can know the profound pleasures of his work.” Readers of The Missouri Review have long known these pleasures. Falco has published three stories in TMR, the first, “Gifts,” in 1986 and most recently the title story of the collection in 2000. “Tulsa Snow,” which appeared in TMR in 1997, can be read here on our website. Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha, which is being published by Unbridled Books, will be available in May. Falco is also the author of the hypertext novel, A Dream with Demons, as well as a collection of hypertext poetry, Sea Island, both from Eastgate Systems. His books of fiction include two collections of short stories: Acid (Notre Dame, 1996) and Plato at Scratch Daniel’s & Other Stories (University of Arkansas Press, 1990). He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he teaches writing and literature at Virginia Tech, and edits The New River, a journal of hypertext writing.