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Conversation with Jack Livings, author of the "The Blizzard Party"

In today's Conversation, Edward Schwarzschild, NYS Writers Institute fellow and director of Creative Writing at UAlbany, interviews writer Jack Livings.

Jack Livings is author of the novel, The Blizzard Party, a panoramic novel set in New York City during the catastrophic blizzard of February 1978. Livings is also the author of the short story collection, The Dog: Stories, which was awarded the PEN / Robert W. Bingham Prize and the Rome Prize for Literature, and was named a Best Book of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement.

His short fiction has appeared in A Public Space, The Paris Review, Tin House, and Best American Short Stories, among other places, and have been awarded two Pushcart Prizes. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he lives in New York with his family.

The Blizzard Party and The Dog: Stories are available to order from the local independent The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza at the links below:

More Jack Livings

“River Crossing,” a short story published in the in the Winter 2020 edition of The Paris Review.

"A Drug-Fueled New York City Bacchanal and the Lives It Changed," review of The Blizzard Party, by John Freeman Gill, Feb. 23, 2021, New York Times

To read an excerpt from The Blizzard Party, visit:


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