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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

English Department

Faculty Profiles: Jeff Parker


Contact Information:
265 Bartlett Hall
Amherst, MA 0l003
p: 413-545-2971
f: 413-545-3880

Assistant Professor

Educated at University of Florida, B.S., 1996; Syracuse University, M.F.A., 1999

Areas of specialty: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction; Contemporary American and World Literature

Jeff Parker is the author of the novel Ovenman and the story collection The Taste of Penny. His writing has appeared in American Short Fiction, the Best American Nonrequired Reading, Ploughshares, Tin House, and others. He co-edited two anthologies of contemporary Russian prose, Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia and Amerika: Russian Writers View the United States. He is the Co-Founder and Director of the DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal, and the editor of the DISQUIET imprint of Dzanc Books.

Areas of Specialization: Creative Writing, Nonfiction Writing, 20th Century and Contemporary Literature