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Hilary Masters

Hilary Masters was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri.  He served as a Naval Correspondent toward the end of WWII, worked on the Washington Daily News, and graduated from Brown University.  He nearly won a seat in the New York State Assembly, losing by only 1200 votes out of 42,000.  He was the first Democrat candidate to carry one county in the district in 37 years.  His novels include The Common Pasture, An American Marriage, and Palace of Strangers.  His short stories have appeared in Sports Illustrated, Prairie Schooner, the Massachusetts Review, the Georgia Review, the Ohio Review, the Quarterly Review of Literature, and elsewhere.  When he is not lecturing on literature and writing, he lives in a small village in upstate New York.