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Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. Oregon

Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr.‘s Sacred City will be published Fall 2021 by the University of New Mexico Press. This latest book is a follow up to his mosaic novel about sort of growing up in Chicago, Sacred Smokes, winner of the 2019 Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing, which is now in its second printing. UNM Press also released his edited volume The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones in 2015. He is a professor and chair of the Indigenous Nations Studies Department at Portland State University, the Creative Editor for Transmotion (a journal of postmodern indigenous studies), and an Active Horror Writers Association member. His fiction and photography have been published in The Massachusetts Review, The Raven Chronicles, Red Earth Review, The Journal of Working-Class Studies, Southwest Review, The Rumpus, Electric Literature, Apex Magazine, and Yellow Medicine Review, among others.

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