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William Lychack received his B.A. (1988) in philosophy from Connecticut College and his M.F.A. (1991) from the University of Michigan. He is the author of a novel, The Wasp Eater, and a forthcoming collection of stories, The Architect of Flowers, both published by Houghton Mifflin. His stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Ascent, Ploughshares, The Seattle Review, and on National Public Radio's This American Life. He has also published children's books and corporate histories, and has worked as a teacher, editor, speechwriter, ghostwriter, journalist, lifeguard, carpenter, bartender, janitor, Mr. Softee Ice Cream Man, and a Judo instructor in New York City. He currently teaches in the Low-Residency MFA Program at Lesley University.

Awards and Special Recognition...

William Lychack
National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship Award for 2012-13

On the Boston Globe bestseller list for the week of February 19, 2012
Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Summer 2011 season


Photograph by Neil Giordano


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