Barry Kitterman (fiction)

Barry Kitterman’s novel, The Baker’s Boy was published in 2008, and his collection of stories From the San Joaquin followed in 2011. Barry Kitterman grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of central California. He attended the University of California at Berkeley from 1971-1975, receiving his A.B. in English. In the mid 70’s he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Belize (Central America) where he taught in a boys reform school. After completing the MFA program at the University of Montana, he traveled to China with his wife Jill Eichhorn, where they spent two years teaching at Chinese universities, and later at a children’s school in Taiwan. He was Hudson Walker Fellow at the Fine Arts Work center in Provincetown, Mass. in 89-90.  He has taught at Indiana University East, Miami University (Ohio) and, since 1995, at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. He has published his short fiction in a number of literary magazines, including Cutbank, Flyway, The Chariton Review and The Green Hills Literary Lantern, and has served as fiction editor of Zone 3 Magazine, Shankpainter and The Green Hills Literary Lantern. In 2001, he received an Individual Artist Grant from the Tennessee Humanities Council.

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