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John Biguenet

John Biguenet has published nine books, including Oyster, a novel, and The Torturer’s Apprentice: Stories, released in the U.S. by Ecco/HarperCollins and widely translated, as well as Silence and The Rising Water Trilogy most recently; six of his plays have been produced nationally. His work has received an O. Henry Award for short fiction and a Harper’s Magazine Writing Award, among other distinctions, and his poems, stories, plays, and essays have been reprinted or cited in The Best American Mystery Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Best American Short Stories, and various other anthologies. His work has appeared in such magazines as The Atlantic, Esquire, Granta, The New Republic, North American Review, Oxford American, Playboy, The Sun, Tin House, and Zoetrope. Having served twice as president of the American Literary Translators Association and as writer-in-residence at various universities, he is currently the Robert Hunter Distinguished University Professor at Loyola University in New Orleans.