Ted (Theodore) Weesner


Ted Weesner
Ted 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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