Joseph Maiolo was born in West Virginia,  raised in the Cumberland Mountains of southwest Virginia, and  earned degrees from the University of Virginia (M.A.), the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (M.F.A.), and the United States Naval Academy (B.S.). He  retired from a career as a professor of English at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he taught literature and fiction writing from 1976 to 2013. Maiolo’s short stories have been published in The Sewanee Review, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, The Texas Review, The Greensboro Review, other magazines, and anthologies. Several of his stories and a novella have won national awards, including citation in The Best American Short Stories, a Pushcart Prize, two National Endowment for the Arts Literary Fellowships, and three PEN/Syndicated Fiction Awards. He passed away in October, 2014. Click here to learn more about Maiolo’s work.

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Books by Joseph Maiolo:

My Turkish Missle Crisis by Joseph MaioloBoy Youth Man: A Triptych of Novellas by Joseph Maiolo