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Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:fiction; short story; poetry; war literature; essays
Biography:Huddle is a renowned and prolific and award-winning author. His novel "Story of a Million Years (Houghton Mifflin, 1999, Mariner Books paperback, 2000, forthcoming in Germany, France, Spain, Japan and Italy). It was also was named "A Best Book of the Year" by the Los Angeles Times Book Review and "A Distinguished Book of the Year" by Esquire, among other distinctions for that novel. In other genres, he won the Lawrence Foundation Prize for short story and the James Wright Prize for poetry. The body of his published work includes 45 short stories, more than 120 poems, 25 essays, reviews, as well as reproduction of his creativity in scores of anthologies. Huddle served in Vietnam and this experience is reflected in some of his work, such as "The Interrogation of Prisoner Bung by Sergeant Tree and Mister Hawkins" which first appeared in Esquire in 1971. It also appears in five anthologies, including "The Vietnam War in American Songs, Poems, and Stories (Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1996). His connections to Virginia are visible in his honorary doctorate of Humanities bestowed by Shenandoah University, being named "20th Century Virginia Author" by Library of Virginia and being a Fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.