Search - List of Books by Mark Costello

Mark Costello, a native of Decatur, Illinois, is the author of the story collections The Murphy Stories (University of Illinois Press, 1973) , which won the St. Lawrence Award for Short Fiction, and Middle Murphy (University of Illinois Press, 1991) . The Murphy Stories has received great praise, the story, Murphy's Xmas having been anthologized in several collections.Costello taught for many years at the University of Illinois-Urbana as a creative writing instructor, and served as a visiting writer at many universities and college. He has held the Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and was, for a year, writer-in-residence at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop.

His reputation has persevered over the years, despite the limited output of his work. For example, his story Room 601 has recently received great praise. Murphy is known for his careful, exacting use of language, and the deep, introspective nature of his characters. The stories are set in central Illinois and feature hard-drinking, hard-living Michael Murphy.

His work has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies, including The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction, and Best American Short Stories.

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Total Books: 22
Signifying Rappers
2013 - Signifying Rappers (Paperback)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316225830
ISBN-10: 0316225835
Genre: Arts & Photography

2006 - Paranoia (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783442455805
ISBN-10: 3442455804

Big If
2005 - Big If (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781843542186
ISBN-10: 1843542188
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Bag Men
2003 - Bag Men (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780156028219
ISBN-10: 0156028212
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

Big If A Novel
2002 - Big If a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393348200
ISBN-10: 0393348202
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Big If
2002 - Big If (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393051162
ISBN-10: 0393051161
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

1994 - Uprising [Prime Directive RPG] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780922335589
ISBN-10: 0922335583
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

Middle Murphy
1993 - Middle Murphy [Illinois Short Fiction] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780252063190
ISBN-10: 0252063198
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Murphy Stories
1973 - The Murphy Stories [Illinois Short Fiction] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780252003097
ISBN-10: 0252003098
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Signifying Rappers Rap and Race in the Urban Present
Alkelda Dawn A Starfire Module
Alkelda Dawn a Starfire Module (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780922335619
ISBN-10: 0922335613
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Mark Costello Soybean Capital of the World/Readings
Mark Costello Soybean Capital of the World/readings (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781556440403
ISBN-10: 1556440405
Genre: General

Mark Costello Interview
Mark Costello Interview (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781556440410
ISBN-10: 1556440413

El Gran Si
El Gran Si [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788432227639
ISBN-10: 8432227633
Genre: Literature & Fiction