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William Giraldi
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William Giraldi is the author of three novels, About Face, Hold the Dark, and Busy Monsters, the memoir The Hero’s Body, and the essay collection American Audacity: In Defense of Literary Daring (all W. W. Norton & Co). His stories and essays have appeared in Oxford American, VQR, The New Republic, AGNI, Ploughshares, Bookforum, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Commentary, and elsewhere. (updated 10/2023)

Giraldi was part of the day-to-day editorial team at AGNI from 2002 to 2019, when he stepped down as fiction editor.

AGNI has published the following work:

Thrill Me: Barry Hannah in Memoriam
AGNI 72 On Fiction Reading Writing Process
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