Author Clifford Garstang

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AUTHOR CLIFFORD GARSTANG

Clifford Garstang is the author of three novels, The Last Bird of Paradise, Oliver’s Travels and The Shaman of Turtle Valley, and three short story collections, What the Zhang Boys Know, which won the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction, In an Uncharted Country, and House of the Ancients and Other Stories. He is also the editor of the three-volume anthology series Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet and the co-founder and former editor of Prime Number Magazine.

Garstang’s work has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Blackbird, Cream City Review, The Hopkins Review, Los Angeles Review, Shenandoah, Tampa Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere, and has received Distinguished Mention in the Best American Series. He has won the Confluence Fiction Prize and the GSU Review Fiction Prize and has been awarded fellowships by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale Foundation, Hambidge Center for the Arts, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He is the recipient of an Indiana Emerging Author Award and an Emerging Writer Fellowship from the Writer’s Center in Maryland.

 


After receiving a BA in Philosophy from Northwestern University, Garstang served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Korea, where he taught English at Jonbuk University. He then earned an MA in English and a JD, magna cum laude, both from Indiana University, and practiced international law in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Singapore with one of the largest law firms in the United States. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and worked for Harvard Law School’s Program on International Financial Systems as a legal reform consultant in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He then served as Senior Counsel for East Asia at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., where his work focused on China, Vietnam, Korea, and Indonesia. Subsequently he earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte. He currently lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

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Clifford Garstang is the author of three novels, The Last Bird of Paradise, Oliver’s Travels and The Shaman of Turtle Valley, and three short story collections, What the Zhang Boys Know, which won the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction, In an Uncharted Country, and House of the Ancients and Other Stories.

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