Best New American Voices 2008

Best New American Voices 2008

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Critically acclaimed novelist and short story writer Richard Bausch 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: 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.
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

Contents
 
Preface    ix
Introduction by Richard Bausch             xiii
 Alice by Tucker Capps          1
Inheritance by Jedediah Berry             42
Uncle by Suzanne Rivecca     58
The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller by Christopher Stokes             78
Quiet Men by Leslie Jamison                97
Early Humans by Garth Risk Hallberg                131
Horizon by Peter Mountford  160
Surfacing by Lauren Groff   176
Headlock by Dan Pinkerton 204
Mouse by Jordan McMullin   225
Alms by Razia Sultana Khan  243
Men More Than Mortal by Elizabeth Kadetsky                257
Men and Boys by Oriane Gabrielle Delfosse       277
The Wizard of Khao-I-Dang by Sharon May     301
Venn Diagram by David James Poissant             321
The Neon Desert by Adam Stumacher 338
No One Here Says What They Mean by Stefan McKinstray              363
Contributors           393
Participants             397

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Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 1 × 5 × 8 cm