In a sense, the idea for The American began in the twenties when Percy Winner worked as a journalist in Italy, becoming the first American to interview Mussolini. His son, Christopher Winner, has lived most of his life in Rome and launched several English-language publications there. This most recent one, a web magazine, has becomes unpredictably popular with a large staff of mostly American, British and Italian journalists. An unusual hybrid, it serves as a kind of Time Out Rome for English-speaking tourists, does editorials and news stories about Italian, European and International affairs, reviews books and movies, and publishes fiction—four or five short stories or novel excerpts a year by writers who have won Guggenheims, O’Henry’s, Pushcarts, Fulbright’s, Bobst’s, Princeton Hodder Fellowships, LA. Times Best Book Awards, NEA grants, James Michener Fellowships and so on. David Winner is the fiction editor of The American
Tonight we have four readers.
Tyler C Gore, a native New Yorker, has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College, and has taught at Brooklyn College, Hunter College, and for Gotham Writers Workshop. He has published in Literal Latte, MeThree, Lungfull, Opium, The Kossuth Review, The Fire Island Express, and Rosebud. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship for Creative Writing.
Anthony Fawcett worked in a publishing house in the mid-1980s before becoming a lawyer at the end of the decade. He has lived and worked in London, New York and Tokyo
Karl Geary was born in Dublin, and moved to New York City at age 16. He works as a script writer ("Coney Island Baby"), actor (Michael Almereyda’s “Hamlet"), and more recently adapted and directed Dorothy Parker’s “You Were Perfectly Fine” for the screen. This is an excerpt from his novel “Eve In Dublin.”
Robert Schirmer’s story collection “Living with Strangers” won New York University’s Bobst Award for Emerging Writers and was published by NYU Press. He’s been the recipient of an O. Henry Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a fellowship from The Chesterfield Film Company’s Writers Film Project. A screenplay he wrote during the fellowship was optioned by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Brothers. His stories have appeared in a wide variety of literary journals including Glimmer Train, The Sewanee Review, New England Review, Epoch, Fiction, Joyland, and the anthology The Best of Witness. Recently he became co-editor of Outpost19, a literary press.
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