Cruce Stark, now retired and a Professor Emeritus, for many years taught American literature and creative writing at the University of Delaware. He’s conducted fiction-writing workshops throughout the region, and facilitated numerous book discussions in Delaware libraries. In 1996, the readers of Delaware Today magazine selected him as “Delaware’s Best Writer”. The New York Times Book Review said of his novel Chasing Uncle Charley, “It’s Cruce Stark’s characters who make…this accomplished first novel linger in memory, ranging across landscapes either bleak or weirdly beautiful, tangled in a variety of violent alliances, speaking a wonderfully laconic, droll prose, they are believably strange and surprising”. A graduate of Southern Methodist University and Harvard University, he was a member of the Delaware Humanities Council from 1991 to 1997.