Issue 46 |
Fall 1988

Contributors' Notes

by Staff



DeWitt Henry

Peter O'Malley

Coordinating Editor for This Issue

George Garrett

Assistant Director / Managing Editor

Jennifer Rose

Associate Fiction Editor / Office Manager

Don Lee

Thanks this issue to:

Mariette Lippo, Robert Soorian and our interns Richard Chetwynd, Bonnie Greenberg, Penny Kline, Nadia Sahely and Cathy Willmott.


Madison Smartt Bell is the author of four novels, most recently
The Year of Silence, and a collection of stories,
Zero DB. Ticknor & Fields will publish his fifth novel,
Soldier's Joy, in 1989. He teaches fiction workshops at Goucher College and the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminar.

Fred Chappell teaches English at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
The Fred Chappell Reader was published recently by St. Martin's Press; a new book of his poems,
First and Last Words, will appear from LSU Press in December.

R. H. W. Dillard is chair of the creative writing program at Hollins College in Virginia. His most recent books are the novel
The First Man on the Sun and a critical study,
Understanding George Garrett.

Andre Dubus lives in Haverhill, Massachusetts. His
Selected Stories will be published by David R. Godine this fall. He was a contributing editor to
Ploughshares Vol. 4/No. 2.

John Friedericy paints and sculpts in San Francisco. He attended the University of Virginia and is a graduate of Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. He is currently working with Angeles Press on a suite of 30 stone lithographs.

Henry Hoynsis Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia and Vice Chancellor of the newly-formed Fellowship of Southern Writers.

George Garrett is the author of 23 books and editor of 17 others. He co-edited
Ploughshares Vol. 9/Nos. 2 & 3, a Southern Writing issue.

Alyson Hagy is the author of
Madonna On Her Back, a collection of stories. She has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Southern Maine and now at the University of Michigan.

DeWitt Henry is coordinator of the MFA Writing Program at Emerson College and a
Ploughshares Director.

Tom Jenks is literary editor of
Gentleman's Quarterly and the editor, with Raymond Carver, of
American Short Story Masterpieces. He is also the editor of
Soldiers & Civilians: Americans at War and at Home. His novel,
Our Happiness, will be published next year.

Peter LaSalle is the author of a novel,
Strange Sunlight, and a story collection,
The Graves of Famous Writers. He teaches at the University of Texas at Austin and at Harvard Summer School. This fall he is a visiting professor at the University of Paris, Nanterre, France.

Hilary Masters was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. His sixth novel,
Strickland, will be published next year by St. Martin's Press. He teaches at Carnegie-Mellon University.

James Alan McPherson was born in Savannah, Georgia. He has lived and taught all over the country, currently at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the author of two short story collections and co-editor of
Ploughshares Vol. 11/Nos. 2&3.

Jay Neugeboren, editor of
Ploughshares Vol. 6/No. 3, is the author of nine books. His most recent,
Before My Life Began, won the Wallant Prize for Best Novel of 1985. He is Writer in Residence at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Pamela Painter's short story collection
Getting to Know the Weather won the 1986 GLCA Award. She is Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College and teaches at Harvard Extension and in the Vermont College MFA Program. In 1988 she received an NEA fellowship.

Clay Reynolds is Associate Professor and Novelist in Residence at the University of North Texas. He is the author of
The Vigil and
Agatite as well as a study of American social drama in the Thirties. His forthcoming books include a study of Larry McMurtry's fiction and a third novel.

Richard Yates is the author of
Revolutionary Road and eight other books. He is presently living in Los Angeles.