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Prof. Tom Chiarella's Contribution to Esquire Piece, 'The Best Bites of Food in the U.S.A.,' Noted in Newspaper

February 23, 2005

Tom Chiarella BW.jpgFebruary 23, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - "Does St. Elmo Steak House's shrimp cocktail count?," asks Susan Guyette in this morning's Indianapolis Star. Her "Talk of the Town" column continues, "Why not? Writer Tom Chiarella goes on and on about the appetizer's sinus-clearing horseradish sauce in the March issue of Esquire magazine. Chiarella, in case you didn't know, is also a novelist and a professor of English at DePauw University in Greencastle."

Access the item at the newspaper's Web site by clicking here. The piece that Chiarella contributes to, "The Best Bites of Food in the U.S.A.," can be accessed online (it's free to Esquire subscribers, a charge is assessed non-subscribers) here.

Chiarella, associate professor of English at DePauw, recently authored Thursday's Game: Notes from a Golfer with Far to Go, which Sports called a "holiday must-buy." His Esquire article, "The $20 Theory of the Universe", was a 2004 National Magazine Award finalist. Read it here or here.

His first collection of stories, Foley's Luck, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1992 to wide acclaim. He is also the author of a textbook, Writing Dialogue, published by Writer's Digest Books in 1998.