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Name  Alexi Zentner
Role  Short story writer
Education  Cornell University

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Books  The Lobster Kings, Touch: A Novel, Touch

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Alexi Zentner (born in Kitchener, Ontario) is a Canadian-American short story writer, and novelist.


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He graduated from Cornell University with an MFA. He taught at Cornell University.

His fiction has also appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Narrative Magazine (where it was awarded the 2008 Narrative Prize).

He lives in Ithaca, New York, with his wife and two daughters.


His short story “Touch,” originally published in Tin House is featured in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008 where it was chosen as a jury favorite. Two of Alexi’s short stories were also selected for “special mention” in the 2008 Pushcart Prize anthology. “Trapline” was awarded the 2008 Narrative Prize.

His debut novel Touch was a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize.


  • The Lobster Kings (W. W. Norton & Company, 2014)
  • Touch (W. W. Norton & Company, 2011)
  • Short Fiction

  • "Trapline", Narrative Magazine, Fall 2008
  • "Furlough", The Atlantic, August 2009
  • Anthologies

  • Laura Furman, ed. (May 6, 2008). "Touch". The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008. Anchor. ISBN 978-0-307-28034-3. 
  • Bill Henderson, ed. (December 10, 2007). Pushcart Prize XXXII. Pushcart Press. ISBN 978-1-888889-46-8. 
  • References

    Alexi Zentner Wikipedia

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