About the author

Rick Pryll

<strong>Rick Pryll is an award-winning author and poet. His latest book, "The Chimera of Prague" was selected as the winner of the 2018 New York Book Festival for Romance. A graduate of MIT, Rick wrote a novella as the thesis for his Mechanical Engineering degree. Having grown up in Western New York State, Rick and his wife, ArtPop Charlotte 2018 artist Holly Spruck, live in Charlotte. &nbsp;They have two children, two cats and a dog.</strong> <br>​​​​​​​<br> <strong>First published to the web in 1994, his hyperfiction short story “LIES” has garnered praise from the Wall Street Journal, SHIFT magazine, and several other publications in print and online. &nbsp;It is cited in more than seven books, has been translated into Spanish and Chinese.</strong> <br><br> <strong>From 1996 to 2002 Rick lived in Prague, in the Czech Republic. &nbsp;While there he published two books including Displaced (Foolishness Press, 1998) and Wallow (Foolishness Press, 1999). &nbsp;His stories and poems have been featured on the pages of THINK and OPTIMISM.</strong>