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John J Clayton

(John Jacob Clayton)
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John J. Clayton has published both short stories and novels. His Many Seconds into the Future was published in Spring, 2014. It includes many of the stories written since his collection, Wrestling with Angels, came out in 2007.
  Clayton was born in New York City. He received his B.A. at Columbia College, his M.A., at N.Y. U. and his Doctorate at Indiana University. He taught modern literature and creative writing at Boston University and then, for most of his career, at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He retired in order to write full-time, but continued teaching classes for several years at Mt. Holyoke College and Hampshire College. He lives with his wife, the poet Sharon Dunn, outside Amherst.