CONTACT: MEGAN SCOTT
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.uiowapress.org.