John McFarland was born, raised and educated in Cambridge, Massachusetts. If he hadn't left to join the Peace Corps as a Volunteer in Bolivia, he'd probably still be there. He is a short story writer, essayist and critic. A smart aleck once said, “His work has been published everywhere from Cricket Magazine to The BadBoy Book of Erotic Poetry.” More loving commentators have noted that his fiction and essays have appeared in the eminent literary journals Ararat, Caliban and StringTown as well as in such prize-winning anthologies as The Next Parish Over: A Collection of Irish-American Writing, The Isherwood Century: Essays on the Life and Work of Christopher Isherwood and Letters to J.D. Salinger. His works for Young Readers include "The Exploding Frog and Other Fables from Aesop" (Little Brown, 1981) and numerous short stories published in Cricket, Spider and elsewhere. He has regularly contributed book reviews to Publisher’s Weekly and Shelf Awareness and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.
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Region: Western Washington
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