Bruce Machart is the author of the award-winning novel, The Wake of Forgiveness (2010), and the collection of short stories, Men in the Making (2011), both published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Reviewers have called The Wake of Forgiveness mesmerizing, evocative, and a dazzling tale of retribution, redemption, and morality. The novel won the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Prize for fiction and the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association's Reading the West Prize. It was also named to several "top ten title" lists for 2010.
His story collection Men in the Making was praised for "conveying the absurdity and brutality of daily life with humor and compassion" and his writing noted for its gritty realism and portrayal of complex fragility.
Machart is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Bridgewater State University in Eastern Massachusetts. He is working on a new novel entitled Until Daylight Delivers Me.
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