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Don Zancanella’s most recent novel Concord was released in April 2021 (Serving House Books). Zancanella is well known as a short fiction writer, including his John Simmons/Iowa Short Fiction award winning collection, Western Electric (University of Iowa Press, 1996) and the 1998 O. Henry Prize winner “The Chimpanzees of Wyoming Territory” published in the Alaska Quarterly Review. More recently, “Mr. Dog” was cited as a distinguished story of the year in the 2019 Best American Short Stories, and “Feed Them” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2020). Don Zancanella taught at the University of New Mexico and lived in Albuquerque. He currently lives and writes in Idaho with his wife and rescue dogs.

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