Weesner's first novel, The Car Thief, won the Great Lakes Writers
Prize; and a later novel, The True Detective, was cited by
the American Library Association as one of the notable books
of 1987. His other works include A German Affair, Winning
the City, Children's Hearts: Stories, Novemberfest, and Harbor
Lights: a Novel. His short fiction has appeared in The
New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, and Best
American Short Stories.
Ted Weesner grew up in Flint, Michigan. He left school at
sixteen, spent three years in the army, and later attended
Michigan State University and the University of Iowa. He
received his B.A. in English from MSU in 1962. The recipient
of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities awards,
he lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and teaches at Emerson
College in Boston.
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