Synopses & Reviews
Selected from a survey of more than 200 English professors, award-winning short-story writers, novelists, and fiction workshop directors, a remarkable collection of North American literature written since 1970.
Sherman Alexie Margaret Atwood Toni Cade Bambara Russell Banks John Barth Donald Barthelme Rick Bass Richard Bausch Charles Baxter Madison Smartt Bell Amy Bloom Kate Braverman Robert Olen Butler Ethan Canin Raymond Carver Sandra Cisneros Michael Cunningham Junot Diaz Stuart Dybek Tony Earley Louise Erdrich Richard Ford David Gates Tim Gautreaux Ron Hansen Amy Hempel Denis Johnson Edward P. Jones Thom Jones David Michael Kaplan Janet Kaufman Jamaica Kincaid David Leavitt Reginald McKnight Lorrie Moore Bharati Mukherjee Alice Munro Joyce Carol Oates Tim O'Brien Cynthia Ozick Annie Proulx Mark Richard Lee Smith Susan Sontag Amy Tan Melanie Rae Thon Stephanie Vaughn Alice Walker John Edgar Wideman Joy Williams
Sure to become the "contemporary canon," this remarkable collection of 50 stories presents a diversity of voices, themes, and writing styles that is unique among contemporary short-fiction anthologies.
About the Author
Lex Williford has taught in the writing programs at Southern Illinois University and the University of Alabama. His collection of stories, Macauley's Thumb, was co-winner of the 1993 Iowa Short Fiction Award.