Clifford Garstang is the author of two collections of short stories, In an Uncharted Country and What the Zhang Boys Know, which won the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction. His novel The Shaman of Turtle Valley will be published by Braddock Avenue Books in March 2019.
He is also the editor of the anthology series, Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet, Volume III of which will be published in October 2018, and the co-founder and former editor of Prime Number Magazine.
He holds a BA in Philosophy from Northwestern University, an MA in English and a JD from Indiana University, an MPA from Harvard University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte.
His work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Bellevue Literary Review, Blackbird, Cream City Review, and Whitefish Review. His book reviews have appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Rain Taxi, Washington Independent Review of Books, and elsewhere.