BioRick Pryll is an award-winning author and poet, best known for his hyperfiction short story “LIES” http://www.rickpryll.com/lies/lies.html.
First published to the web in 1994, “LIES” has garnered praise from the Wall Street Journal, SHIFT magazine, and several other publications in print and online. It is cited in more than seven books, has been translated into Spanish and Chinese, and continues to be featured on the curriculae at several institutions of higher learning.
Rick and his wife, painter Holly Spruck, live and work in Charlotte, North Carolina. They have two children and three cats.
From 1996 to 2002 Rick lived in Prague, in the Czech Republic. While there he published two books including displaced (foolishness press, 1998) and WALLOW (foolishness press, 1999). His stories and poems have been featured on the pages of THINK and OPTIMISM.
Rick attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering by submitting a novella entitled "Goliath" as his thesis. In 1991, Rick won MIT's Robert A. Boit Prize for Best Short Story ("Pathbeater").
Rick hails from Dunkirk, New York on the shores of Lake Erie.
His latest book, “The Chimera of Prague”, is coming out November 2017.