Stuart Albright earned his B.A. in English and Creative Writing from UNC Chapel Hill and a M.Ed. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. When he was only 26, Albright published Blessed Returns, a memoir about a summer he spent working in the slums of Camden, New Jersey. The Courier-Post called Blessed Returns “spare, unsentimental, yet genuinely moving.” In 2009, Albright published Sidelines, which was hailed by the Sun Journal as “the definitive word” on high school football. In 2012, Albright published his first novel, Bull City, which was inspired by his experiences as a high school English teacher. His work has appeared in the News and Observer, Herald-Sun, and Independent Weekly. Albright currently teaches English and Creative Writing at Jordan High School in Durham, NC. In 2006, Albright was named the Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year. In 2008, he received the Milken National Educator Award, dubbed the “Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher Magazine. In addition to teaching, Albright is a freelance editor and a regular guest lecturer on issues of urban education. He lives with his wife and two sons in Durham.
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