alistair mccartney.
AUTHOR, THE END OF THE WORLD BOOK


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Biography.

Alistair McCartney is the author of The End of the World Book: a Novel (University of Wisconsin Press, 2008). An encyclopedia of memory–from A to Z–The End of the World Book deftly intertwines fiction, memoir, and cultural history. TEOTWB was a finalist for the PEN USA Fiction Award 2009 and the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Debut Fiction Award 2009, and it was in Seattle Times Best Ten Books of 2008. Born in Perth, Western Australia, in 1971, McCartney's writing has appeared in Fence, Bloom, Lies/Isles, Crush Fanzine, 1913, James White Review, and other literary journals and anthologies. He is currently at work on The Death Book, the second novel in a projected six book cycle. Based in Los Angeles, he lives with his partner Tim Miller and teaches creative writing and literature in the BA and MFA Programs at Antioch University Los Angeles.