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Philip Dean Walker is a Class of 2000 graduate of Middlebury College (B.A. American Literature). He received his MFA in Creative Writing from American University in 2013. His first book, At Danceteria and Other Stories was cited by Kirkus Reviews as a “Best Book of 2017,” received their coveted Kirkus Star in their review, and was a semi-finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Fiction in 2017. Described by famed author Andrew Holleran as, “a highly original meditation on the ’80s like nothing else you’ve read…with odd conjunctions, great wit, and the shadow of AIDS, making these stories deceptively light and strangely disturbing.” His new collection, Read by Strangers was again cited by Kirkus Reviews as a “Best Book of 2018” and also received the Kirkus Star in their review which noted that, “Walker’s scintillating stories crackle with frank sexuality and deadpan comedy. There’s a satirical edge to many of them, but they are always grounded in prose that’s realistic but extraordinarily vivid and even nightmarish.” He lives in Washington, D.C. and is at work on a new book.

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