Jeffrey N. Johnson
Jeffrey N. Johnson's story collection, OTHER FINE GIFTS, won the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal for regional fiction: Mid-Atlantic (Ippy Award). His first novel, THE HUNGER ARTIST, was a finalist for the Library of Virginia's People's Choice Award for fiction, and he was awarded the Andrew Lytle Fiction Prize by The Sewanee Review. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The Sewanee Review, The Connecticut Review, South Carolina Review, Lake Effect, Real: Regarding Arts and Letters, Red Rock Review, Evansville Review, Potomac Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Carolina Quarterly, Dos Passos Review, Roanoke Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Steel Toe Review, Oxford Magazine, Night Train, Gargoyle and Aethlon, The Journal of Sport Literature. He is a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a recipient of a Creative Fellow grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.
The Hunger Artist
by Jeffrey N. Johnson
Published: September 1, 2014
Library of Virginia's People's Choice Award Finalist for 2015. Carl Rittenhaur’s life is floundering when his ex-fiancé Miriam comes back to town with her two-year-old daughter in tow. As he’s forced to consider unresolved emotions and slowly dragged into Miriam’s child custody battle, his life is thrust forward beyond his imagination.