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Author: Jacob M Appel

Jacob M. Appel is a physician, attorney and bioethicist based in New York City. He is the author of more than two hundred published short stories and is a past winner of the Boston Review Short Fiction Competition, the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Award for the Short Story, the Dana Award, the Arts & Letters Prize for Fiction, the North American Review's Kurt Vonnegut Prize, the Missouri Review's Editor's Prize, the Sycamore Review's Wabash Prize, the Briar Cliff Review's Short Fiction Prize, the H. E. Francis Prize, the New Millennium Writings Fiction Award in four different years, an Elizabeth George Fellowship and a Sherwood Anderson Foundation Writers Grant. His stories have been short-listed for the O. Henry Award, Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best American Mystery Stories, and the Pushcart Prize anthology on numerous occasions. His first novel, The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up, won the Dundee International Book Prize in 2012. Jacob holds graduate degrees from Brown University, Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harvard Law School, New York University's MFA program in fiction and Albany Medical College's Alden March Institute of Bioethics. He taught for many years at Brown University and currently teaches at the Gotham Writers' Workshop and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Amazing Things Are Happening Here
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Amazing Things Are Happening Here

Black Lawrence Press

Fiction. "I don't know how Jacob Appel does it. I'm not talking about the fact that Appel is a physician and attorney and teacher in addition to the work that he does with a pencil in his hand. I'm talking, too, about the stories that he writes, sto...

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Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana
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Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana

Black Lawrence Press

Fiction. Jacob Appel's narratives pull you in from the first entrance of their characters, whether it's a woman picking up her errant grandson from the police station, or two US-Canadian border guards with too much time to kill. The portraits are sh...

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The Cynic in Extremis
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The Cynic in Extremis

Able Muse Press

Poetry. Finalist for the 2017 Able Muse Book Award. Eclectic characters in everyday scenarios populate Jacob M. Appel's THE CYNIC IN EXTREMIS. We attend a sister's second wedding with a "hand-me-down groom"; trick-or-treat with a young son; encounte...

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The Liars' Asylum
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The Liars' Asylum

Black Lawrence Press

Fiction. "Jacob Appel's acrobatic imagination is always a thrill to watch in action. These stories fly through the air and grip your heart. Appel's naturalness as a storyteller makes THE LIARS' ASYLUM a total pleasure, a collection in a league of it...

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The Magic Laundry
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The Magic Laundry

Snake Nation Press

Fiction. Winner of the Serena McDonald Kennedy Fiction Award. The stories in THE MAGIC LAUNDRY stem from Appel's work as a psychiatrist in New York City, and his particular interest in how ordinary people cope with extraordinary challenges. He hopes...

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Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets
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Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets

Black Lawrence Press

Fiction. Named one of Kirkus Reviews' The Best Fiction Books of 2015. "Appel presents a cast of characters worthy of his quirky title. Among them Red Ziggy, a restaurateur from a distant planet who opens Birmingham, Alabama's only Latvian eatery, an...

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Scouting for the Reaper
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Scouting for the Reaper

Black Lawrence Press

Fiction. Named one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Fiction Books of 2014. Each of the characters in SCOUTING FOR THE REAPER faces an unanticipated challenge: transporting a truckload of penguins across the country, arranging a proper Jewish burial for the r...

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Surrendering Appomattox
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Surrendering Appomattox

C&R Press

Fiction. History teacher Horace Edgecomb finds himself teaching the daughter of a leading "American Civil War denier" and must confront an organization determined to disprove the occurrence of the Civil War in this satire of historical revisionism.

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The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street
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The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street

Howling Bird Press

Fiction. The eight stories in THE TOPLESS WIDOW OF HERKIMER STREET are smart, funny, and humane. In "Bioethics for Dunces," which takes its name from the title of a college course its main character Leonard teaches, Leonard suddenly finds that acade...

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