Bruce Machart was a Writer in Residence in May 2014. During his residency, he worked on a new novel, tentatively titled “Until Daylight Delivers Me”and spoke to a Creative Writing class at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale as part of the Writers in the Schools program.
Bruce Machart is the author of the short story collection Men in the Making (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), which was a finalist for the PEN/USA Prize. His first book, the novel The Wake of Forgiveness, was published in 2010 (also by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and was awarded the Stephen Turner Prize by the Texas Institute of Letters and the Reading the West Prize by the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association. Also a finalist for the PEN/USA Prize, the novel was a New York Times Editors’ Choice title, a Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, and was named a best book of 2010 by The Los Angeles Times, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, and The Wall Street Journal. Machart is currently at work on two projects: a novel entitled “Until Daylight Delivers Me,” due out from HMH in 2015; and an adapted screenplay, “The Work of Human Hands,” in conjunction with director Christopher Neil. An Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Bridgewater State University outside of Boston, Machart lives in Hamilton, MA, with his wife, Marya.
“By the time I leave [Aspen] I will have done in a month what I would get done, under normal domestic circumstances, in a year.”
Aspen Writers’ Foundation, Bruce Machart at Woody Creek Community Center on Tuesday
The Aspen Times, Andrew Travers, May 26, 2014
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