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Ken Kalfus


USA (1954 - )

Ken Kalfus was born in New York and has lived in Paris, Dublin, Belgrade, and Moscow. He is the author of the short story collections Thirst and Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies, both of which were New York Times Notable Books. A finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and a winner of the Salon Book Award and the Pushcart Prize, he has written for Harper's, Bomb, the North American Review, and the Voice Literary Supplement. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter.
 
Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2000) : PU-239: And Other Russian Fantasies
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2006) : A Disorder Peculiar to the Country



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