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Harry Mark Petrakis is a novelist and short story writer who was nominated twice for the National Book Award in fiction. Named “one of our finest writers” by The New York Times, Petrakis wrote four stories for the Post. At 96, Petrakis continues to write short stories — “his first love” — including this issue’s fiction, “Hawk,” which first appeared in the Catamaran Literary Reader. For more, visit harrymarkpetrakis.com.

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