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Russell Working

Russell Working is the Pushcart Prize-winning author of two collections of short fiction: Resurrectionists, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, and The Irish Martyr, winner of the University of Notre Dame’s Sullivan Award. His stories and humor have appeared in publications including The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, TriQuarterly Review, Narrative, and Zoetrope: All-Story.  A writer living in Oak Park, Ill., he spent five years as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune. His byline has appeared in the New York Times, Business Week, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the South China Morning Post, the Japan Times, and dozens of other newspapers and magazines around the world.

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Essays

The Frogless Dark: Peering into the Hermit Kingdom

The World Aristocratic Governor of the Year: Report from Vladivostok

The Roommate: Vladivostok & the Ghost of Mandelstam

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Fiction

Slava: Short Story

Excerpt from The Hit: A Novel

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Craft

Zola’s Horse: Using a Reporter’s Techniques to Strengthen Fiction & Creative Nonfiction