Tony Earley was born in Texas and grew up in North Carolina. He received his MFA at the University of Alabama. His most recent work is short story collection Mr. Tall, which was preceded by short story collection, Here We Are in Paradise; a novel, Jim The Boy; and a collection of essays/autobiographical reflections called Somehow Form A Family. His most recent novel, The Blue Star (2008), is a sequel to Jim The Boy. His work has appeared in Harper’s magazine, The New Yorker, and the Oxford American. Earley was selected for that silly list of best young writers (under 40) by Granta magazine in 1996. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and teaches at Vanderbilt University.
© John Russell