From Dzanc Books:
Dzanc Books recognized by The L Magazine!
The L Magazine has just announced their Best of NY City Issue and when it comes to the area of letters, Dzanc Books and our authors have done well. The L Magazine noted the four best independent works of fiction in 2008 (so far) and praised Dzanc's debut title, Roy Kesey's All Over by saying:
"Short stories: we love ’em, and Dzanc Books, a small press out of Michigan that
shot out of the gate with Kesey’s All Over, is going to be publishing a lot of them.
This is a book that combines the wiliness of George Saunders and the wisdom of
Ron Carlson. Put simply: this is a great collection."
They also pointed out the best short stories published by NYC publications and tops on that list was "What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us" (One Story #102), which is the title story from the forthcoming (November 2009) collection Dzanc Books will be publishing by Laura van den Berg.
We're both proud and thrilled to see Roy and Laura's names alongside authors like Lydia Millet, Robert Coover, and Louise Erdich!
- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. 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. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.