Fiction. An emotionally captivating and masterfully linked story collection set in Morocco's gleaming imperial cities, twisting medinas, and remote Saharan outposts, THE ARAB'S OX was awarded the Chicago Foundation for Literature Award for Fiction, a Pushcart Prize, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Milkweed Editions National Fiction Prize, selected by Gloria Naylor. This edition marks the 25th anniversary of the book's publication.
Tony Ardizzone is the author of the novels The Whale Chaser, In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu, Heart of the Order, and In the Name of the Father, as well as the short story collections Taking It Home: Stories from the Neighborhood, The Evening News and THE ARAB'S OX: STORIES OF MOROCCO (Bordighera Press, 2017). He also edited the anthology The Habit of Art: Best Stories from the Indiana University Fiction Workshop. His writing has received several awards and honors including the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, the Virginia Prize for Fiction, the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, the Chicago Foundation for Literature Award for Fiction sponsored by the Friends of Literature, the Bruno Arcudi Short Fiction Prize, the Lawrence Foundation Award, and two individual artist fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at Saint Mary's Center for Learning (Chicago), Bowling Green State University, Old Dominion University, Vermont College, and Indiana University, where he was named Chancellor's Professor.Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA