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Bestselling novelist and acclaimed teacher Sue Miller 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 like the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Johns Hopkins and from summer confer- ences like Sewanee and Bread Loafas well as a complete list of contact information for these programs. This collection showcases tomorrow's literary stars: 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.
SUE MILLER is the author of many bestselling novels, including While I Was Gone. She has taught writing at Boston University, Tufts, MIT, Amherst, Bennington, and Radcliffe. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
JOHN KULKA is a senior editor at Yale University Press. He lives in Connecticut.
NATALIE DANFORD is a book critic whose writing has appeared in the Boston Globe and the Washington Post , among others. She lives in New York.
Table of Contents
|Introduction by Sue Miller||xi|
|BY ANY OTHER NAME by Alice J. Marshall||1||(20)|
|ABOUT KAMYSHINSKIY by Ellen Litman||21||(21)|
|SHADOW ON A WEARY LAND by Lydia Peelle||42||(26)|
|PERSIMMONS by Yiyun Li||68||(13)|
|THE FREDDIES by M.O. Walsh||81||(16)|
|A CORRECT LIFE by Viet Thanh Nguyen||97||(21)|
|THE TEMPERATE FAMILY by Caimeen Garrett||118||(25)|
|SYRA by Fatima Rashid||143||(22)|
|WAKE by Kevin A. Gonzalez||165||(28)|
|ASHES by Anne de Marcken||193||(20)|
|WHATEVER HAPPENED TO SÉBASTIEN GROSJEAN? by Robert Liddell||213||(21)|
|INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR OF OUR ALLEGED LOVED ONES by Ryan Effgen||234||(15)|
|POMPEII RECREATED by Keya Mitra||249||(20)|
|KARAOKE NIGHT by Dan Pope||269||(18)|
|WINTER NEVER QUITS by T. Geronimo Johnson||287||(18)|