...earned a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College, and on a Rockefeller Fellowship studied at the University of Chicago. He worked as a freelance writer in Chicago, then worked or wrote for The New York Review of Books, Cavalier, and The New York Free Press. He has taught at the Breadloaf Young Writers Conference, and his work (which has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and received an Honorable Mention from the Vermont Council on the Arts) has appeared in the Kenyon, New England, and Wisconsin Reviews, The International Philosophical Quarterly, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Tango News, and elsewhere.
Pritchard has written five novels, Restaurant, Benny's Mission, Three Sexes in Search of the Creddlebones, Symphony, and The Thrift Shop Murders; a novella, Terminal Vibrato; and a collection of short stories, Just Tell What Happened. His The Elements of Style: Updated and Annotated for Present-Day Use, an augmentation and explication of William Strunk, Jr.'s classic text, with a new Foreword, and new sections on spelling and proper usage, was published in 2011.
As a poet, Pritchard has published three chapbooks, Kindling, Warming Up, and Sparks in the Chimney, and a poetry collection, Making Up for Lost Dreams. As a playwright, he has had nine productions of his plays, off-off, in New York City. He is a member of PEN and the Dramatists Guild.
Pritchard, who plays and teaches jazz piano professionally, lives in Middlebury, Vermont, and New York City.
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