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2013 Book Festival Author
Eliot Treichel

Although Eliot Treichel now lives in Eugene, Oregon, he is a native of the Fox Cities area, and small-town Wisconsin is the setting for his debut short story collection Close is Fine (Ooligan Press, 2012). Close is Fine showcases life's private reflections--big and small--that shape and define individuals, and the stories are marked by a unique combination of humor and sadness. Reviews note: "Anyone who has yearned to ease the ache of a fading relationship will be able to connect to Treichel's expertly captured characters and their plights of family, fidelity, and friendship," and the collection has been called "a clear-eyed and perceptive debut" with a "narration of sharp reflection and clear, sure-footed prose."

Treichel's fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in Narrative, Beloit Fiction Journal, CutBank, Passages North, and other literary journals. He has also written for Canoe & Kayak, Paddler, and Eugene Magazine. Treichel received his MFA from Bennington College. In 2012, he was awarded a residency fellowship at Playa, as well as a Career Development Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission. He teaches at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

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