Biography

Biography

 

Bruce Moss was born in New York City and grew up in upstate New York, attending schools in the area.  After earning a B.A. in English from Washington and Lee University he spent two years as a Medical Service Officer at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas and Camp Casey, Tongduchon, Korea.  After military service he joined the editorial staff of the New York News. He married  in 1968, then worked in publishing and banking until 1972, when he and his wife moved with their young son to Italy. They lived near Florence for over two years, where he studied at the Istituto Dante Alighieri, gaining fluency in Italian while studying Dante’s Commedia. The experience formed the foundation for his eventual novel A Death in FlorenceReturning to New York and remarrying, he resumed work in advertising publishing, the experience serving up material for The Outside Man. He left New York in 1994, having attended evening sessions of Columbia University’s Writing Program, and moved to the Southwest. He joined the Santa Fe Writer’s Group and completed A Death in Florence. He then wrote its stand-alone sequel, Desert Electra, set in Northern New Mexico. In 2005 and 2006 he served on the Santa Fe Short Story Festival Committee which included writers Rudolfo Anaya, David Morrell, and Denise Chavez. He is a long-time member of Santa Fe’s Dante Study Group, 

GLIMMER TRAIN’S
SHORT STORY AWARD FOR NEW WRITERS
MAY/JUNE 2016



Honorable Mention

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