Dufresne, John

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DUFRESNE, John. American, b. 1948. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Writing/Journalism. Career: Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, instructor in composition and creative writing, 1984-87; Augusta College, Augusta, GA, instructor in composition, creative writing, and humanities, 1988-89; Florida International University, North Miami, associate professor in creative writing, 1989-98, professor, 1999-; writer. Employed as a social worker and crisis intervention counselor; served as a draft counselor during the Vietnam War; worked as cab driver, bartender, janitor, house painter, and in a plastics factory. Publications: STORIES: The Way That Water Enters Stone, 1991. NOVELS: Louisiana Power & Light, 1994; Love Warps the Mind a Little, 1997; Deep in the Shade of Paradise, 2002. OTHER: The Freezer Jesus (screenplay), 2002; The Lie That Tells a Truth, 2003. Address: Dept of English, Florida International University, North Miami, FL 33181, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]