I've just finished Bret Lott's new collection, The Difference Between Women and Men. What I liked most about the stories was Lott's ability to tell a familiar story in a new and fresh way, sometimes by distorting reality, and sometimes by offering surprising details. The reader will find a couple who longs for the days when their children were young (and perhaps normal size); a man who develops a habit of storytelling to cover his affair; and a Southern woman who hides a secret; and many other moving and intriguing characters.
Bret Lott has written many other books and is the editor for The Southern Review.
- My work can be found in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, New Delta Review, and Gargoyle #57, among others. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. Currently, I'm an Associate editor for Narrative Magazine. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.