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Beloit Fiction Journal

Patrick Hicks, The Commandant of Lubizec

February 24, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Patrick Hicks - The Commandant of LubizecPatrick Hick’s story “The Background Actor” appeared in Volume 24 of the Beloit Fiction Journal. Patrick is the editor for A Harvest of Words, a collection of poetry from some of the best poets in South Dakota, which placed as a finalist for the High Plains Literary Award. His accomplishments include seven nominations for the Pushcart Prize, the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award, and the Gival Press Novel Award. He was also nominated for an Emmy for his work writing the opening monologue for PBS’s “Over South Dakota.” He has won the Glimmer Train Fiction Award and was a notable mention in Best American Stories. Patrick’s first novel The Commandant of Lubizec, is a harrowing account of a death camp that never actually existed in Poland, but easily could have during the Holocaust, will be published in 2014 by Steerforth/Random House. His forthcoming poetry collection, Adoptable, is about international adoption, will be published by Salmon Poetry. A short story collection, The Collector of Names, will follow in 2015 by Schaffner Press.

Patrick is currently the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana College. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, Salon, Tar River Poetry, among other publications. Patrick is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Finding the Gossamer and This London.