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Publisher Comments:

Over the past two decades, New Stories from the South has been identified as "one of the most significant and eagerly anticipated annual collections of American short stories" (Booklist). The quality of the selections and the skill of its editor have been lauded: "Excitingly original stories from new and recently emergent writers make this now-venerable annual a must for readers who mean to keep up with contemporary short fiction. . . . Ravenel is one of the most resourceful and intelligent editors in the business" (Kirkus Reviews, starred). And NPR commentator Alex Chadwick sums it up best when he calls New Stories "A good answer to the question, 'Why read fiction?'"(NPR's Morning Edition).

It's in these pages that readers first encountered many of the writers whose work they've now followed and enjoyed for years, and where they continue to find the freshest voices on the verge of stardom. In the 2005 volume, Ravenel treats us to works by Robert Olen Butler, Dennis Lehane, Moira Crone, Tom Franklin, Michael Parker, Rebecca Soppe, and Bret Anthony Johnston, among many others, and a preface by the inimitable Jill McCorkle.Whether it's a young woman taking her teacher to task for favoring his more beautiful students, or a couple on the edge of despair with their colicky baby, or a neighbor who takes too much interest in the girl next door, these selections illustrate the ways in which a good story can electrify a reader.

Synopsis:

Excitingly original stories from new and recently emergent writers make this now-venerable annual a must for readers who mean to keep up with contemporary short fiction.

Synopsis:

The 20th volume of the year's best short fiction with stories by Dennis Lehane, Robert Olen Butler, Tom Franklin and others.

About the Author

Shannon Ravenel has edited New Stories from the South since 1986. Formerly editorial director of Algonquin Books, she now directs her Algonquin imprint, Shannon Ravenel Books. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565124691
Editor:
Ravenel, Shannon
Preface:
McCorkle, Jill
Preface by:
McCorkle, Jill
Preface:
McCorkle, Jill
Editor:
Ravenel, Shannon
Author:
Ravenel, Shannon
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
American fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
New Stories from the South
Series Volume:
20
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.00x6.02x.98 in. 1.06 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Excitingly original stories from new and recently emergent writers make this now-venerable annual a must for readers who mean to keep up with contemporary short fiction.
"Synopsis" by , The 20th volume of the year's best short fiction with stories by Dennis Lehane, Robert Olen Butler, Tom Franklin and others.
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