Some new story collections waiting on my shelf (!!):
"Bad Monkey" by Curtis Smith
"Girl Trouble" by Holly Goddard Jones
"Normal People Don't Live Like This" by Dylan Landis
"In an Uncharted Country" by Clifford Garstang
"In the Valley of the Kings" by Terrence Holt
"Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing" by Lydia Peele
Not to mention some amazing novels sitting right next to them. Ai! I'm going to have a fabulous time when I get back from Paris!
(I've already dipped into Smith's collection and the first story is powerful and beautifully written.)
I'll begin posting my thoughts on these and other books after I return. Have a productive couple of weeks. Happy writing and reading!
- 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.