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Published: Mar 11 2015
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Harry Mark Petrakis
In addition to two National Book Award nominations, Harry Mark Petrakis has been honored with the O. Henry Award, the Chicago Public Library's Carl Sandburg Award, and awards from the Friends of American Writers, Friends of Literature, and the Society of Midland Authors. He has held teaching appointments at Ohio University as McGuffy Visiting Lecturer and at San Francisco State University as Kazantzakis Professor in Modern Greek Studies. His numerous books include, most recently, the novel The Shepherds of Shadow, a daily record of the joy and anguish of writing in Journal of a Novel, and his third memoir, Song of My Life (published by the University of South Carolina Press).
"I have often thought what a wonderful basketball team could be formed from Petrakis characters. Every one of them is at least 14 feet tall."—Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
"Harry Mark Petrakis is good news in American literature. His style is in the classic manner. He writes about his characters with vigor and zest."—Issac Bashevis Singer
"Petrakis . . . is true to himself. In his tales, real or imaginary, violence is measured by brotherhood, passionate hate by passionate love. And, in the end, it is man who, despite his weaknesses and his blindness, has a right to victory."—Elie Wiesel
"A classic novel."—Life Magazine
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