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Release: Oct. 25, 2000

'Troublemakers' makes national bookseller list

IOWA CITY- The University of Iowa Press has announced that John McNally's "Troublemakers," the winner of the 2000 John Simmons Short Fiction Award," was recently voted onto the American Booksellers Association's November/December "Book Sense 76."

McNally will read from "Troublemakers" at Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City at 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19.

T.C. Boyle, author of "T.C. Boyle Series," praised McNally for his latest work, saying "John McNally has that rare gift of achieving both humor and poignancy, and his ability to evoke the personal past in all its delicious detail makes one think of an American Roddy Doyle."

"Troublemakers" also received positive reviews by "Publishers Weekly" and the "Chicago Tribune."

John McNally is editor of two fiction anthologies: "High Infidelity: 24 Great Stories about Adultery" and "The Student Body: Short Stories about College Students and Professors." McNally has won a Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing fellowship, a James Michener fellowship, and a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. He teaches creative writing at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

For review copies, additional information, or an author interview, contact Megan J. Scott at or call 1-800-621-2736.

"Troublemakers" (224 pages; $15.95 paperback, 0-87745-727-1) is available at bookstores or directly through the UI Press at