Edward Hower is the author of four novels, Queen of the Silver Dollar (1997), and Night Train Blues (1996) - both available from The Permanent Press - Wolf Tickets (Viking, 1986) and The New Life Hotel (Avon, 1980), as well as a book of folk tales, The Pomegranate Princess, which he collected while on a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship at the University of Rajasthan in India in 1986-87.
He has received creative writing grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation.
His stories have been published in Atlantic Monthly, Southern Review, Columbia, Epoch and elsewhere. His articles and reviews have appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, Times Literary Supplement (London) and other publications.
Mr. Hower received a BA in English from Cornell University, an MA in Anthropology from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Diploma in Education from Makepeace University in Kampala, Uganda.
He has taught at Ithaca College since 1975. At Cornell he has been a visiting writer for a year and taught in the English Department for twelve summers, working with minority students in the COSEP program.
In 1990-92, he was a Fulbright visiting professor at Loyola College, Madras, India. He has given creative writing workshops in Sri Lanka, Greece, England and the U.S. and has taught for two years at a Kenyatta College in Nairobi, Kenya.