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A Little Background
I’m a writer and creative writing college instructor living in the Chicago area. I got my M.F.A. in Creative Writing from NYU in 2011. I’ve been writing since the age of eight, ever since The Black Stallion by Walter Farley galloped into my heart. After I had gotten a series of stories about horses out of my system, I started becoming interested in realistic fiction. I couldn’t imagine doing anything but writing for a living and I hope to make a career out of my passion.
You can learn more about me and my writing at my personal website, BlairHurley.com.
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I write literary fiction or short stories, but also plan to write novels in the future. I have stories published or forthcoming in West Branch, Washington Square, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Descant, Fugue, The Best Young Writers and Artists in America, and elsewhere. The recipient of an “Emerging Writers” Fellowship from the Writer’s Room of Boston, I am currently at work on a novel.
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This is me at Shakespeare and Co., a famous Parisian bookstore that was a meeting place for the likes of Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Ford Madox Ford, and many other gifted authors. My dream is to someday have a book sold here next to those greats!