Provo, UT 84602, USA
Udall graduated from Brigham Young University.
Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Udall also attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.
637 College Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603, USA
Udall was formerly a faculty member of Franklin & Marshall College starting in 1998.
875 Perimeter Dr, Moscow, ID 83844, USA
Udall was formerly a lecturer at the University of Idaho starting in 1998.
(These are sad and sweet stories, moving from the familiar...)
These are sad and sweet stories, moving from the familiar to surprising destinations. But even when disaster looms, Udall's fine comic sense sustains his men and women in their sometimes extravagant efforts to connect and cope. Plunged in the moment, these stories have velocity; they spray gravel as they take off.
(The Lonely Polygamist is an unforgettable story of an Ame...)
The Lonely Polygamist is an unforgettable story of an American family—with its inevitable dysfunctionality, heartbreak, and comedy—pushed to its outer limits.
Udall graduated from Brigham Young University and later attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.
Udall was formerly a faculty member of Franklin & Marshall College and a lecturer at the University of Idaho starting in 1998, then Southern Illinois University, and now teaches writing at Boise State University.
A collection of his short stories titled Letting Loose the Hounds was published in 1998, and his debut novel The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint was first published in 2001. The characterization and structure of the latter have been favourably compared to the work of John Irving. Thematically it has been compared to Charles Dickens. Michael Stipe has optioned a film adaptation of Miracle, with United Artists hiring Michael Cuesta to direct.
In July 2007, Udall appeared on an episode of This American Life, and in May 2010, his most recent work, The Lonely Polygamist, was published. Currently, Udall continues working as a freelance writer, living in Boise, Idaho.
Udall is a member of the Udall family, a U.S. political family rooted in the American West. Its role in politics spans over 100 years and four generations and includes his great-uncles former U.S. congressman and Interior Secretary Stewart Udall and former congressman and presidential candidate Morris Udall.
Udall is married. His wife’s name is Kate. The couple has one child, Finn, and lives in Boise, Idaho.