PRENDERGAST, John. American, b. 1958. Genres: Novels. Career: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, assistant editor, 1982, staff writer in Development Office, 1982-84, managing editor of Wharton Annual and staff writer at Wharton School, 1984; Agency at Centrum, Philadelphia, editor, 1984-85; Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, development writer, 1985-87; Inform Inc., associate director of development, 1988-89; American Society of Civil Engineers, NYC, associate editor, 1989-91, managing editor of Civil Engineering, 1991-. Publications: Jump (novel), 1995. Contributor of articles and stories to periodicals. Address: 738 N 24th St., Philadelphia, PA 19130-2536, U.S.A.