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Publisher Comments:

This big, beautiful anthology of short fiction is for readers, writers, and anyone curious about the mysterious processes of literary minds. All contributors have been recent faculty members of the prestigious Warren Wilson Low Residency Program, including such literary favorites as Margot Livesey, Charles Baxter, Robert Boswell, Jim Shepard, Antonya Nelson, David Shields, and the editors themselves. Each writer was asked to submit an original story, accompanied by an essay describing the challenges of the story and how they were met. Since writers resist herding, the editors were happily surprised by the wide range of essays--"fiction writers, when given the space, think about their work very differently." We learn about the genesis of a story, how story evolves, what was eventually relinquished and why, and how a story--surprisingly--might "insist" on changing. Arranged alphabetically by author, and beginning with Richard Russo's cogent introduction, this volume is a treasure throughout.

Synopsis:

In a splendid display of show-and-tell, 26 writers tell a story and lift the curtain to reveal how they did it.

About the Author

Andrea Barrett is the author of The Air We Breathe, Servants of the Map (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), The Voyage of the Narwhal, Ship Fever (winner of the National Book Award), and other books. She teaches at Williams College and lives in northwestern Massachusetts.Peter Turchi, director of the Warren Wilson M.F.A. Program, lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393325324
Foreword:
Russo, Richard
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Foreword:
Russo, Richard
Editor:
Barrett, Andrea
Author:
Turchi, Peter
Author:
Barrett, Andrea
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Short story
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Short story -- Authorship.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
108-148
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.24x5.52x.70 in. .92 lbs.

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