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Publisher Comments:

Adam Johnson • William Gay • David Benioff • Ana Menendez • Maile Meloy

Julie Orringer • Amanda Davis • Jennifer Vanderbes • John Murray

Since its inception in 2000, the Best New American Voices series has offered the joy of discovering the most promising writers every year. bestselling novelist Francine Prose has selected seventeen new stories for the fifth volume. These stories are chosen from hundreds of nominations submitted by writing programs, such as the Iowa Writers Workshop and Johns Hopkins, and by summer conferences, including Sewanee and Bread Loaf. Here, also, is a complete list of contact information for these programs. Delve into this rich, entertaining collection, a showcase for both writers workshops and tomorrows literary stars.

Praise for the Best New American Voices series

“ Since its launch in 2000, this series has discovered some of the best new writers. Collecting stories by American writers from distinguished writing programs, this book reminds us of the range of imagination and experience informing fiction today.” —Editors Choice, Chicago Tribune

“Demonstrates the potent force of American writers emerging from distinguished writing programs.” —Elle

Francine Prose is the award-winning author of a dozen works of .ction, including Blue Angel and Household Saints. She has taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop, the Sewanee Writers Conference, and Johns Hopkins University and is currently a directors fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers. She lives in New York City.

John Kulka is a senior editor at Yale University Press and lives in Connecticut.

Natalie Danford is a book critic whose writing has appeared in many publications, including the Washington Post. She lives in New York City.

Review:

"'How can the written word be dead when it is being deployed with such spirit and vitality?' asks guest editor Francine Prose in her introduction to this provocative collection of 17 stories chosen from writing programs and arts organizations around the country. More realistic than experimental, the stories ricochet between themes of love and loss; the best ones give readers the feeling they're swimming across the surface of an ocean when a shiver of cold betrays the great depths that lie beneath. Frances Hwang's mournful depiction of an estranged Chinese couple stuck with a deadbeat tenant in 'Garden City' is a portrait of lives consumed with regret. 'The Cosmonaut' by Ian David Froeb beautifully captures the parallels between two grieving men brought together under literally cosmic circumstances. A number of the stories document cultural clashes in progress. When the exasperated Thai farmer in Rattawut Lapcharoensap's 'Farangs' takes one look at the bikini-clad American tourist girl who's come to ride his elephant and asks, 'What if I went to her country and rode a bald eagle in my underwear, huh?' it's clear that as the world gets smaller, the potential for conflict looms large. Other selections depict fascinating communities of Sikhs, Sri Lankans and Singaporean Chinese. If this anthology of up-and-coming writers is any indication, the prognosis for the written word is very good." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This year's volume, featuring 17 new stories selected by award-winning novelist John Casey, continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers.

Synopsis:

Julie Orringer, Adam Johnson, William Gay, David Benioff, Ana Menendez, Maile Meloy, Amanda Davis, Jennifer Vanderbes, Alix Ohlin, and John Murray: These are just some of the acclaimed writers whose early work has appeared in Best New American Voices since its launch in 2000.

The 2005 edition features a new crop of promising stories selected by novelist Francine Prose, who continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers. With pieces culled from hundreds of prestigious writing programs, such as the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Johns Hopkins, and from summer conferences including Sewanee and Bread Loaf-and with a complete list of contact information for these programs-this rich collection showcases tomorrow's literary stars.

A Harvest Original

About the Author

Francine Prose is the award-winning author of a dozen works of fiction. She is a director's fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers and lives in New York City.
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.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Introduction by Francine Prose

The Golden Horde of Mississippi by Charley Henley

Garden City by Frances Hwang

Essay #3: Leda and the Swan by Eric Puchner

Full-Month Celebration by E. V. Slate

Like Vaclav by Keith Gessen

Farangs by Rattawut Lapcharoensap

More Abandon by Joshua Ferris

Rosie by Vivek Narayanan

Silent Sky by Lachlan Smith

Pine by Hasanthika Sirisena

Brides by Aryn Kyle

You Are Here by Michael Lowenthal

Sangeet by Bhira Backhaus

Creatures of a Day by Matthew Purdy

Dog Children by Tamara Guirado

The Cosmonaut by Ian David Froeb

Snow Fever by Rebecca Barry

Contributors

Participants

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156028998
Editor:
Kulka, John; Danford, Natalie; Prose, Francine
Editor:
Danford, Natalie
Editor:
Kulka, John
Editor:
Danford, Natalie
Editor:
Prose, Francine
Author:
Danford, Natalie
Author:
Prose, Francine
Author:
Kulka, John
Editor:
Prose, Francine
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best New American Voices
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.95 lb

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Product details 400 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156028998 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'How can the written word be dead when it is being deployed with such spirit and vitality?' asks guest editor Francine Prose in her introduction to this provocative collection of 17 stories chosen from writing programs and arts organizations around the country. More realistic than experimental, the stories ricochet between themes of love and loss; the best ones give readers the feeling they're swimming across the surface of an ocean when a shiver of cold betrays the great depths that lie beneath. Frances Hwang's mournful depiction of an estranged Chinese couple stuck with a deadbeat tenant in 'Garden City' is a portrait of lives consumed with regret. 'The Cosmonaut' by Ian David Froeb beautifully captures the parallels between two grieving men brought together under literally cosmic circumstances. A number of the stories document cultural clashes in progress. When the exasperated Thai farmer in Rattawut Lapcharoensap's 'Farangs' takes one look at the bikini-clad American tourist girl who's come to ride his elephant and asks, 'What if I went to her country and rode a bald eagle in my underwear, huh?' it's clear that as the world gets smaller, the potential for conflict looms large. Other selections depict fascinating communities of Sikhs, Sri Lankans and Singaporean Chinese. If this anthology of up-and-coming writers is any indication, the prognosis for the written word is very good." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This year's volume, featuring 17 new stories selected by award-winning novelist John Casey, continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers.

"Synopsis" by ,
Julie Orringer, Adam Johnson, William Gay, David Benioff, Ana Menendez, Maile Meloy, Amanda Davis, Jennifer Vanderbes, Alix Ohlin, and John Murray: These are just some of the acclaimed writers whose early work has appeared in Best New American Voices since its launch in 2000.

The 2005 edition features a new crop of promising stories selected by novelist Francine Prose, who continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers. With pieces culled from hundreds of prestigious writing programs, such as the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Johns Hopkins, and from summer conferences including Sewanee and Bread Loaf-and with a complete list of contact information for these programs-this rich collection showcases tomorrow's literary stars.

A Harvest Original

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