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The Sun Magazine

Contributors

October 2001

Writers

Born in Malaysia, Tinling Choong lives in Randolph, Vermont, and is a graduate student in Chinese literature at Yale. Her story in this issue is an excerpt from her small and forever-in-progress first novel. Creative ideas come to her easily when she is driving or standing in the shower. The problem is, neither occasion is a good time to write anything down.

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Sally Fisher is a poet and the author of The Square Halo (Harry N. Abrams), a book about art. Her greatest passion, however, is adult puppet theater. Any puppet company in search of a musical comedy about the Garden of Eden should contact her immediately. She lives in New York City.

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Elizabeth Bales Frank is a novelist and freelance writer whose work has appeared in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and the New York Times. She lives in Astoria, New York.

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Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of several novels, including Electric God and Pay It Forward (both Simon & Schuster). She is also the founder of the Pay It Forward Foundation, which provides resources and ideas to promote the spirit of giving. Her latest book, Walter's Purple Heart, is due out next year. She lives in Cambria, California.

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Derrick Jensen’s most recent book is A Language Older Than Words (Context Books). He lives in Crescent City, California.

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Alison Luterman lives in Oakland, California. Her latest book is The Largest Possible Life, published by Cleveland State University Press.

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Stephen J. Lyons lives south of Hudson Bay, north of Mexico City, west of New York City, and east of San Francisco. He recently discovered that he is not as good as he once thought, but he has decided to continue anyway.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Sarah Silbert is a full-time professor of writing at Vermont Technical College. She also teaches creative writing at New England Medical Center in Boston and at the Ucross Artists Foundation in Wyoming. This past year, her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Hope Magazine, and Agni.

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Genie Zeiger is a poet, essayist, and (for now) avid gardener living in Shelburne, Massachusetts. Her most recent book is How I Find Her: A Mother’s Dying and a Daughter’s Life (Sherman Asher).

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On The Cover

Thomas Clark has been taking photographs for more than twenty years. He lives in St. Albans, New York.

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