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Tamas Dobozy was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, and is an associate professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. His short story “The Restoration of the Villa Where Tibor Kalman Once Lived” won the O. Henry Award in 2011 and appears in his collection Siege 13.


Tamas Dobozy on Siege 13

Award History

Jury Citation

“From the dark cityscapes of besieged Hungary to the émigré cafés of contemporary North America, Siege 13 spans continents and decades, and in doing so illustrates once again that old maxim: the short story can be both as broad and as deep as a novel. At times gently humorous, at times quietly wise, Dobozy’s 13 stories dazzle with their psychological nuance and brilliant attention to detail. These stories are never less than breathtaking.” — 2012 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Jury (Lynn Coady, Esi Edugyan, and Drew Hayden Taylor)

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