Overview

This special ebook-only edition of The Common for Summer 2012 features three new pieces of short fiction: "Here, the Weather is Lovely" by Lauri Anderson Alford, "The Servant" by Bipin Aurora, and "Flood Control" by Olivia Wolfgang-Smith.

Finding the extraordinary in the common has long been the mission of literature. Inspired by this mission and the role of the town common, a public gathering place for the display and exchange of ideas, The ...
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The Common Summer Fiction 2012

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Overview

This special ebook-only edition of The Common for Summer 2012 features three new pieces of short fiction: "Here, the Weather is Lovely" by Lauri Anderson Alford, "The Servant" by Bipin Aurora, and "Flood Control" by Olivia Wolfgang-Smith.

Finding the extraordinary in the common has long been the mission of literature. Inspired by this mission and the role of the town common, a public gathering place for the display and exchange of ideas, The Common seeks to recapture an old idea. The Common publishes fiction, essays, poetry, documentary vignettes, and images that embody particular times and places both real and imagined; from deserts to teeming ports; from Winnipeg to Beijing; from Earth to the Moon: literature and art powerful enough to reach from there to here. In short, we seek a modern sense of place.

The Common is published in print biannually from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Ours is a small community with far-reaching ideas. We’re a place of farmers, professors, immigrants, liberals, conservatives, dairy cows, tobacco plants, strip malls, and Victorian and Brutalist architecture. We have a rich literary history and support a vibrant diversity of artists and authors. The Common fosters regional creative spirit while stitching together a national and international community through publishing literature and art from around the world, bringing readers into a common space.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014826921
  • Publisher: The Common Foundation
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Series: The Common , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 108 KB

Meet the Author

Lauri Anderson Alford’s
fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Cincinnati Review, The
Greensboro Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Passages North, Bellingham
Review, and elsewhere. Her recent awards include The Tobias Wolff Award
in Fiction, The Robert Watson Literary Prize, and a Tennessee Williams
scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She is also the Round
Six winner of NPR’s Three-Minute Fiction Contest. Find her online at
www.laurianderson.com

Bipin Aurora
has worked as an economist, an energy analyst, and a systems analyst. His
fiction has appeared in Quarterly West, Epiphany, Harpur Palate, Prism Review,
Southern Indiana Review, North Atlantic Review, Quiddity, Puerto del Sol,
Southern Humanities Review, and Rosebud, and is forthcoming in Michigan
Quarterly Review and Eclipse. Another story was recently selected as a finalist
in the Nimrod annual Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction.

Olivia Wolfgang-Smith
holds a BA in Creative Writing from Hamilton College and is pursuing an MFA
in Fiction at Florida State University. She was named a finalist for Glimmer
Train’s November 2011 Short Story Award for New Writers. She is originally
from Rhode Island.
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