Jim Zervanos is the author of the novel LOVE Park, and his fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including the anthologies Philly Fiction and Philadelphia Noir. His novel Gyro was a finalist in the University of New Orleans Press Publishing Lab Prize, the Failbetter.com novella contest, and the William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. His short stories have won the Folio annual fiction prize; been named runner-up in the Marguerite McGlinn National Short Story Contest; and appeared in the Chicago Quarterly Review, Cimarron Review, Cream City Review, Hawaii Review, Green Mountains Review, Philadelphia Stories, and failbetter.com. He has recently completed a memoir entitled The Luminous Interval.
He earned his MFA from Warren Wilson College and his BA and MA from Bucknell University, where he won the William Bucknell Prize for English and was named Academic All-American and Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year in baseball.
He teaches at Penncrest High School in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife and two sons.