Vincent Czyz (pronounced Ches) was born in New Jersey and has since become a world traveler. He is the recipient of the 1994 Faulkner Wisdom Prize for Short Fiction and two felloswships from the NJ Council on the Arts. As the 2011 Truman Capote Fellow at Rutgers University, his short stories and essays have appeared in AGNI, the Massachusetts Review, Louisiana Literature, Wasafiri Journal of Contemporary International Literature (London), Vocabula Review, the Logos Journal, and many other publications.
Vincent’s first novel, THE CHRISTOS MOSAIC (Blank Slate Press, 2015), has received considerable accolades and was a #1 bestseller in kindle historical thrillers. It has been called a “genuine, radical biblical scholarship in a beautifully rendered adventure full of unforgettable characters, set in exotic locales vividly and poetically described.” His short story collection, ADRIFT IN A VANISHING CITY was first released in 1998, but was reprinted by Rain Mountain Press in 2015.