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George Bishop, Jr. graduated with degrees in English
Literature and Communications from Loyola University in New
Orleans before moving to Los Angeles to become an actor.
After eight years of commercials, stage plays, guest
starring roles in TV sitcoms, and the lead in a B-movie
called Teen Vamp, he traveled overseas as a volunteer
English teacher to the newly independent Czechoslovakia.
He enjoyed the ex-pat life so much that he stayed on, living
and teaching in Turkey and Indonesia before returning to the
States to earn his MFA in Creative Writing at the University
of North Carolina in Wilmington, where he studied under
Clyde Edgerton, Wendy Brenner, and Rebecca Lee.
After several years teaching at UNCW, he moved back
overseas, first on a fellowship with the Open Society
Institute in Azerbaijan, then with the US State Departmentís
Office of English Language Programs in India.
His stories and essays have appeared in publications such as
The Oxford American, The Third Coast, Press, American
Writing, The Turkish Daily News, The Caspian Business News,
and Vorm (in Dutch).
Awards and Special Recognition...
THE NIGHT OF THE COMET
Selected as one of the best fiction
books of 2013 by Kirkus Review
Photography courtesy of the author