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Doug Crandell is the author of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, The Flawless Skin of Ugly People, as well as three other novels, and two memoirs. He beat out former President Jimmy Carter for Georgia Author of the Year with his memoir, The All-American Industrial Motel.

He's received awards and endowments from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Kellogg Writers Series, Hohenberg Foundation, and the Jentel Artist Residency. An essay of Doug's appears in the Pushcart Prize 2017. One of his short stories was chosen by NPR's Glynn Washington for the 2017 Page-to-Screen Award. Doug is a regular contributor to Glimmer Train and the SUN Magazine and represented by Sterling Lord Literistic in NYC. He earned an MFA from Queens University.

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