Evan Guilford-Blake’s plays have been produced internationally. They’ve won 38 playwriting competitions, including Ireland’s Eamon Keane and the Tennessee Williams one-act contest, twice (he is the only playwright to do so), the Dayton (OH) Playhouse FutureFest and the Arts Club of Washington one-act and full-length competitions. Eighteen of his plays are published.

He’s also won awards for his short fiction, poetry and children’s works, and has pieces in recent several anthologies, in various magazines and on the web. In the past couple of years, he’s taken up writing fiction again. In that time, he’s finished a novel -- Noir(ish), published by E. P. Dutton -- a second novel (Animation, adapted from his Pushcart Prize-nominated short story of the same name); and two short story collections American Blues and Love & Loss & Love.

Evan is a Distinguished Resident Playwright Emeritus at Chicago Dramatists and a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Atlanta Writers Club. He and his wife (and inspiration), healthcare writer and jewelry designer Roxanna Guilford-Blake, live in the Atlanta area with their two lovable, dumb-as-dirt doves, Quill and Gabriella and their smart as a whip Westeke, Winnie Words.

Evan is avid reader, theatre-goer, listener to music (he has about 2000 CDS and 1500 LPs, mainly classical and jazz) and lover of movies, especially old ones. He also loves to cook and recently started baking. He is a coffeeholic, abjures sugar and overdoses on pasta.

If he had one wish, it would be to spend 18 hours a day writing for the next 100,000 years. If that were granted, he might scratch the surface of all the things he wants to write.

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