has published two collectionsof stories , and , two novels, and andtwo books of non-fiction, , and. was made into a film as were two otherscreenplays, and . Five of his books have been NewYork Times Notable Books. His stories and essays are widely anthologizedand have appeared in , ,, andmany literary magazines and in and .His essay, "The American Bakery" was selected by the as one of the best to appear in thefirst 100 years of the . He hasreceived grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, TheNational Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. HisPh.D. is in 17th century literature. He has given readings at manyuniversities and taught at Michigan, Stanford, NYU, Columbia, and RiceUniversity where he held the Fox Chair in English. Max regularly hostsand introduces readings by eminent fiction writers, such as .
is acontributing editor at , where he has writtenfor more than thirty-five years, and his work has also appeared in and many other publications. He is the author of (Hal Leonard, 2005) and (Duke UniversityPress, 1998). In addition, he coedited the third editions of and (both published by Random House, 1992), and edited (Duke, 1992). He edited (Scribner, 2009). He is the coauthor of CliveDavis's autobiography, (Simon & Schuster,2013), a best-seller. He is currently writing a biographyof Lou Reed for Little, Brown. His awards include a 1988 Grammy Award inthe "Best Album Notes" category for his essay accompanying the EricClapton box set and three ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards forexcellence in writing about music. DeCurtis holds a Ph.D. in Americanliterature from Indiana University and lives in New York City.
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