Born: 1932, Brooklyn,
NY - Nationality: American
Genre(s): Novels, Short Stories, Literary criticism and history
Personal - Born July 14, 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y.; son of Louis (a dentist)
and Ceceile (Frey) Sukenick; married Lynn Luria, March 19, 1961 (divorced,
1984). Married Julia Frey, P.h.D, 1987.
Ph. D. Brandeis University, 1962, English and American Literature; B.A.
Cornell University, 1955.
Full Professor, English Literature, University of Colorado, Boulder,
since 1975. Director of Creative Writing, 1975-77. Chairman of the Board
of Directors, Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, 1975-77. Publisher,
American Book Review, 1977- . Director, English Department Publications
Center, 1984-95. Advisory Committee, PMLA, 1987-1990. Co-Director, Board
of Directors, Fiction Collective Two/Black Ice Books, 1988- . Publisher,
Black Ice magazine, 1989- . Board of Directors, National Book Critics
Circle, 1992-95. Director, Nilon Award for Excellence in Minority Fiction,
New York State Scholarship, 1950. Telluride Association Scholarship,
1951-54. Fulbright Fellowship, France, 1958. Guggenheim Fellowship,
1977. National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1980. Butler Chair,
SUNY Buffalo, Spring 1981. University of Colorado Faculty Fellowship,
1982. Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, Israel, 1984. Coordinating Council
of Literary Magazines Award for Editorial Excellence, 1985. Western
Book Award for Publishing, 1985. American Book Award, 1988. National
Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Writing, 1989. University of Colorado
Faculty Fellowship, 1990. Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Excellence
in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work, 1993.
Books include: Wallace Stevens: Musing the Obscure, 1967; UP, a novel,
1968; The Death of the Novel and Other Stories, 1969; OUT, a novel,
1973; 98.6, a novel, 1975; Long Talking Bad Conditions Blues, 1979;
In Form: Digressions on the Act of Fiction, 1985; Endless Short Story,
1986; Blown Away, 1986; Down and In: Life in the Underground, 1987;
Doggy Bag: Hyperfictions, 1994; Degenerative Prose, with Mark Amerika,
1995;UP, a novel, republished 1998. Mosaic Man, a novel , 1999; Narralogues:Truth
in Fiction, December 1999; In the Slipstream, with Curtis White, 1999;
Cows, a novel, (just completed).
I started teaching at Brandeis in 1956 and taught there full time in
1957-60. I taught as an Instructor at Hofstra in 1961-62. Between 1963
and 1966 I took several part-time and summer teaching jobs while working
on two books. I taught at the rank of Assistant Professor in the New
York City College system during 1966-67, and at Sarah Lawrence College
in 1968-69. During 1969-70 I was Writer-in-Residence at Cornell University,
and during 1970-72 I held the same position at the University of California,
Irvine, on a Regents Professorship. I have been a Full Professor at
the University of Colorado, Boulder, since 1975. I have also taught
at l'Universite Paul Valery, Montpellier, France, in 1979, at Queens
College, CUNY, 1982-83, and at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 1984.
I have given many readings, lectures and colloquia in the United States