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Alexander Lumans was the Spring 2014 Philip Roth Resident at Bucknell University. He was also awarded a fellowship to the 2015 Arctic Circle Residency, where he sailed around Svalbard, Norway in a Barquentine tall ship. His fiction has appeared in Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Story Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, American Short Fiction, Sycamore Review, Forty Stories from Harper Perennial, West Branch, Blackbird, Cincinnati Review, and The Normal School, among others. He has been award fellowships to MacDowell, Yaddo, VCCA, Blue Mountain Center, ART342, and Norton Island as well as scholarships to RopeWalk, Sewanee and Bread Loaf. He received the 2015 Wabash Fiction Prize from Sycamore Review, the 2013 Gulf Coast Fiction Prize, and the 2011 Barry Hannah Fiction Prize from Yalobusha Review. He graduated from the MFA Fiction Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and now teaches at University Colorado-Denver and Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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March 10, 2017

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