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Writer Cites "Delightful" Essay by Prof. Tom Chiarella

January 29, 2010

Tom Chiarella - Butcher.jpgJanuary 29, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. —  "Tom Chiarella’s delightful first-person account of his decision to become a butcher, 'Butcher' published in Esquire, brings us to respect and admire, even more than we already do, our neighborhood butcher (if we are lucky enough to have access to one)," writes Rae Francoeur of GateHouse News Service in a review of The Best American Magazine Writing 2009. The essay by Chiarella, visiting professor of creative writing at DePauw University and fiction editor for Esquire magazine, is one of 17 pieces compiled in the book, "all finalists or winners in the annual American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Awards contest," notes Francouer.

Of the book, the text adds, "this year, more than previous years, it is a celebration of the venerable magazine and the kind of writing that you can only find in magazines. With the closing of several highly esteemed magazines in 2009, readers will find themselves savoring these journalistic tour de forces with even greater awe and appreciation."

Best Mag Writing 2009.jpgAccess the complete review at the Web site of the Echo Pilot of Greencastle, Pennsylvania.

Learn more about The Best American Magazine Writing 2009 in this previous story.

Chiarella was part of a team that earned a 2009 national award from The American Society of Magazine Editors. He is the author of three books -- Foley's Luck, Writing Dialogue and Thursday's Game: Notes from a Golfer with Far to Go.

Another DePauw faculty member, Nic Pizzolatto, assistant professor of English, is featured in The Best American Mystery Stories 2009. Details can be found in this recent story.

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