Best New American Voices 2009

Best New American Voices 2009

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Critically acclaimed novelist and short story writer Mary Gaitskill continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers in this year's volume of "Best New American Voices". Here are stories culled from hundreds of writing programs such as the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Johns Hopkins and from summer conferences such as Sewanee and Bread Loaf - as well as a complete list of contact information for these programs. This collection showcases tomorrow's literary stars: Joshua Ferris, Julie Orringer, Adam Johnson, William Gay, David Benioff, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Maile Meloy, Amanda Davis, Jennifer Vanderbes, and John Murray are just some of the acclaimed authors whose early work has appeared in this series since its launch in 2000. The best new American voices are heard here first.
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2009 ed.
  • 015603431X
  • 9780156034319

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PRAISE FOR THE"BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES"SERIES "These ambitious stories reflect the imaginations of a generation and are a sneak preview of coming attractions in fiction."--"Chicago Tribune"(Editor's Choice)"Demonstrates the potent force of American writers emerging from such distinguished writing programs as Bread Loaf and Sewanee. These collected works draw the reader into varied worlds of experience."--"Elle"
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Critically acclaimed novelist and short-story writer Mary Gaitskill continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers in this year's volume of Best New American Voices.""Here are stories culled from hundreds of nominations submitted by writing programs such as the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Johns Hopkins and from summer conferences such as Sewanee and Bread Loaf. Joshua Ferris, Julie Orringer, Adam Johnson, William Gay, Lauren Groff, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Maile Meloy, Amanda Davis, and John Murray are just some of the acclaimed authors whose early work has appeared in this series since its launch in 2000. Discover for yourself the dazzling variety of great fiction being produced in the top writers' workships--with a complete list of contact information included--and find the best new American voices here first. Praise for the BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES series "I eagerly anticipate this annual volume of stories culled from American writing programs and workshops. Drawn from hundreds of stories from authors on the verge of their careers, this collection is a wonderful assortment of the coming attractions."--"Chicago Tribune"
"Demonstrates the potent force of American writers emerging from distinguished writing programs."--"Elle""" MARY GAITSKILL's novel "Veronica "was nominated for the National Book Award in 2005. Her stories and essays have appeared in the "New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, "the Best American Short Stories series, and the O. Henry Prize Stories series. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in New York.
John Kulka is executive editor-at-large at Harvard University Press and lives in Connecticut.
Natalie Danford is a freelance writer and book critic whose work has appeared in "People, Salon, "the "Los Angeles Times, "the "Chicago Sun-Times, "and many other publications. She is the author of a novel, "Inheritance, "and lives in New York City.
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