John McManus is the author of the novel Bitter Milk and two collections of short fiction, Born on a Train and Stop Breakin Down. Born in Knoxville and raised in Maryville, Tennessee, he has been the recipient of fellowships from the James A. Michener Center for Writers and the Camargo Foundation. In 2000 he became the youngest-ever recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award. He currently lives in Norfolk and teaches creative writing at Old Dominion University.
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31st Annual Literary Festival