Paul Vidich

Paul Vidich

Author | The Good Assassin

Paul Vidich‘s second novel, The Good Assassin, was published in 2017 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster.  His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Fugue, The Nation, Narrative Magazine, Wordriot, and other places.  Junot Diaz selected his story “Jump Shot” as a winner of the 2010 Fugue Short Story Contest and his story “Falling Girl,” was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize.  His story collection was a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Vidich received his MFA from Rutgers-Newark, and he is co-founder and editor of Storyville. He was a senior executive in the entertainment industry for over twenty years.  After leaving his business career he turned to writing full time.  He serves on the boards of Poets and Writers and The New School for Social Research and lives in lower Manhattan.

Round Table Talk | The Architects: Designing and Constructing a Novel’s Setting


Setting may be the novelist’s first critical choice. Choice of setting carries with it the things that draw characters to a place and it establishes a novel’s atmosphere. Setting isn’t an illustrator’s presentation of a location, although that can be a part of setting, but it is the mood and ambiance of a place that […]