richard krawiec Richard Krawiec's first novel, TIME SHARING, was published by Viking Penguin. It was reviewed by such luminaries as Michiko Kakutani, Richard Eder, and Jonathon Yardley. It was featured in Publisher's Weekly Recommended List, and the Village Voice Real Life Rock Top Ten column. Multiple film options have been sold through the years. His second novel, FAITH IN WHAT?, was published by a small press. It received good reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus and major daily newspapers throughout the US. His short story collection, AND FOOLS OF GOD, also received excellent reviews from Kirkus, Library Journal and elsewhere. His short stories appear in dozens of literary magazines and have been nominated and short-listed for the BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES anthology. His Poetry chapbook, BREAKDOWN, was published by Main Street Rag and won raves from NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byers, who wrote, "Begin, if you dare, with this moment "when your wife confronts incest /when she attempts to free/ her grief allow/ the tears to curve/ a flowing sickle/ around her trembling mouth.." and you will enter the world of Breakdown: A Father's Journey, poems that complete the rest of the sentence, the cage of it, the fleeting hope, the nightmare hours of each day, rendered in such sensuous detail that they could be love poems. Richard Krawiec's courageous, unblinking art has created a collection that is both terrifying and beautiful. "I recycle today's images/into language I hope/ will help me endure..." he explains. The poems that he has wrought from this struggle are harrowing, yet tender. They are, finally, nothing less than love poems." His award-winning poetry, feature articles, and plays appear in commercial and literary publications throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. In addition, he has written a chapter book for children, "The Truth About S.C.", and two biographies for young adults, "Sarah Hughes: Sudden Champion", and "Yao Ming: Gentle Giant". The Yao Ming book was awarded one of the top 40 books of the year by the Pennsylvania Librarians Association, and a chapter purchased by Florida for use in their language arts curriculum. He writes a column, Under the Radar, about overlooked books for the Sunday Raleigh News and Observer. AWARDS He has won fellowships for his writing from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council(twice), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. TEACHING EXPERIENCE Krawiec wrote the curriculum for the Beginning and Intermediate Fiction Writing courses which he teaches online for UNC-Chapel Hill. Since 1983, he has offered training workshops on how to teach writing to children and adults at writers conferences, literacy centers, Departments of Education, various universities and colleges, and in the public schools. He has taught writing to people in homeless shelters, housing projects, women's centers, and prisons, including Death Row, as well as at various universities, colleges, and high schools. EDITING EXPERTISE Krawiec has worked for two decades as a ghost writer, development editor, and line editor. He has edited creative anthologies featuring the work of internationally known writers such as Fred Chappell, Allan Gurganus, Reynolds Price, Lee Smith, Elizabeth Spencer, and others. He is currently developing and editing, in conjunction with a literary press, a series of novels for publication by midlist writers who previously published with major NY houses. To contact Richard Krawiec, email him at, or call 919-810-2863, or 919-859-9297.
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