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Skinny Dipping

Long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and finalist for the Crawford Award. Title short story listed for the 2000 O. Henry award.

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Two travels to speak of, so far this year.

Really excited about the In Print festival at Ball State. March 21-22. You can get all of the info there, if you happen to be in MUNCIE or ENVIRONS.

April 27th and 28th is the Juniper Literary Festival at the University of Massachusetts-2nd time in Amherst in a year! A great line-up of about 20 people whose first books recently came out. Besides the reading on the 28th, I’m part of a roundtable discussion on “Weird War: The Politics of Whimsy.” So if you’re in the area, swing by/up/down.

Thu, March 8 2007 » Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead

4 Responses

  1. David Moles March 12 2007 @ 12:32 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to Environs.

  2. David Moles March 12 2007 @ 12:36 pm

    (And doesn’t “environs” sound like it should be a French verb in the first person plural? J’envis, tu envis, il envit, nous environs, vous enviez, ils envirent?)

  3. Brianne March 18 2007 @ 8:08 pm

    Mr. DeNiro,

    I found your blog address in your book, Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the dead, and I just thought I’d tell you that I’m the Ball State Student that will be introducing you at the In Print festival :)

    I’ve enjoyed reading your short stories, and I’m looking forward to meeting you.

    Brianne Nickel

  4. Alan March 19 2007 @ 12:11 am

    Thanks for stopping by, Brianne! Looking forward to meeting you too, and the opportunity to come to Ball State.

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