Synopses & Reviews
Since its launch in 2000, the Best New American Voices
series has been acclaimed for the range and originality of its selections, which represent the writers who promise to become the literary stars of tomorrow. The 2003 collection continues the tradition, featuring innovative, powerful stories selected by one of our finest writers of contemporary fiction, Joyce Carol Oates. With pieces culled from more than one hundred prestigious writing programs around the country and Canada, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Sewanee Conference, this volume showcases a remarkable array of talent--and offers the excitement of discovering a new generation of writers.
A Harvest Original
PRAISE FOR BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES 2001
"A daring collection that is well worth our attention."--Review of Contemporary Fiction
"Both the imperatives of multiculturalism and a proliferation of genuine literary talent have stimulated a contemporary plethora of story anthologies. This lively volume is one of the best of them."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)
PRAISE FOR BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES 2000
"Demonstrates the potent force of American writers emerging from distinguished writing programs."--Elle
"If the proliferation of the 'best of' literary annuals tells us anything, it's that these little buddies really sell . . . Most engaging." --The Washington Post Book World
About the Author
is executive editor-at-large at Harvard University Press and lives in Connecticut.
JOYCE CAROL OATES is the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and the winner of the National Book Award. Among her major works are We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, and The Falls. 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.