Nathan Alling Long (Spring 2018)

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Nathan Alling Long was born in Washington, D.C., grew up in a log cabin in rural Maryland, and studied literature at the University of Maryland. After graduating, he traveled in Southeast Asia, practiced in a Thai Buddhist monastery, lived on a rural commune in central Tennessee, and co-founded a queer community center in Richmond, Virginia.

Between these adventures, Nathan completed an MA in English from Carnegie Mellon and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth, where he was the first Truman Capote Literary Trust Fellow. He currently lives in Philadelphia and teaches creative writing at Stockton University.

Nathan’s work has appeared on NPR, in over a dozen anthologies, and in over fifty journals, including Tin House, Glimmer Train, Indiana Review, The Sun, and Crab Orchard Review. He has been awarded a Mellon Foundation Fellowship, a Virginia Commission of the Arts Grant, work scholarships to Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and three Pushcart Prize nominations. His stories have also won the international 2015 Open Road Review Short Story Prize, the international 2017 OWT Short Fiction Prize, and been finalists in seven Glimmer Train short story contests.

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The Origin of Doubt: Fifty Short Fictions by Nathan Alling Long

ISBN 978-1-941209-73-8

8 x 5.25 inches, 150 pages

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