Best New American Voices 2009

Best New American Voices 2009


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Best New American Voices 2009 by Mary Gaitskill

Critically acclaimed novelist and short-story writer Mary Gaitskill continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers in this year’s volume of Best New American Voices. Here are stories culled from hundreds of nominations submitted by writing programs such as the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Johns Hopkins and from summer conferences such as Sewanee and Bread Loaf. Joshua Ferris, Julie Orringer, Adam Johnson, William Gay, Lauren Groff, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Maile Meloy, Amanda Davis, and John Murray are just some of the acclaimed authors whose early work has appeared in this series since its launch in 2000. Discover for yourself the dazzling variety of great fiction being produced in the top writers' workships—with a complete list of contact information included—and hear the best new American voices here first.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156034319
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/08/2008
Series: Best New American Voices Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.96(w) x 5.24(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

John Kulka is executive editor-at-large at Harvard University Press and lives in Connecticut.

MARY GAITSKILL 's novel Veronica was nominated for the National Book Award in 2005. Her stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, the Best American Short Stories series, and the O. Henry Prize Stories series. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in New York.

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.


New York, New York

Date of Birth:

November 11, 1954

Place of Birth:

Lexington, Kentucky


B.A., University of Michigan, 1980

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