Julie Orringer, Adam Johnson, William Gay, David Benioff, Ana Menendez, Maile Meloy, Amanda Davis, Jennifer Vanderbes, Alix Ohlin, and John Murray: These are just some of the acclaimed writers whose early work has appeared in Best New American Voices since its launch in 2000.
The 2005 edition features a new crop of promising stories selected by novelist Francine Prose, who continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers. With pieces culled from hundreds of prestigious writing programs, such as the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Johns Hopkins, and from summer conferences including Sewanee and Bread Loaf-and with a complete list of contact information for these programs-this rich collection showcases tomorrow's literary stars.
A Harvest Original
About the Author
Francine Prose is the award-winning author of a dozen works of fiction. She is a director's fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers and lives in New York City.
John Kulka is executive editor-at-large at Harvard University Press and lives in Connecticut.
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.
Hometown:New York, New York
Date of Birth:April 1, 1947
Place of Birth:Brooklyn, New York
Education:B.A., Radcliffe College, 1968
Table of Contents
Introduction by Francine Prose
The Golden Horde of Mississippi by Charley Henley
Garden City by Frances Hwang
Essay #3: Leda and the Swan by Eric Puchner
Full-Month Celebration by E. V. Slate
Like Vaclav by Keith Gessen
Farangs by Rattawut Lapcharoensap
More Abandon by Joshua Ferris
Rosie by Vivek Narayanan
Silent Sky by Lachlan Smith
Pine by Hasanthika Sirisena
Brides by Aryn Kyle
You Are Here by Michael Lowenthal
Sangeet by Bhira Backhaus
Creatures of a Day by Matthew Purdy
Dog Children by Tamara Guirado
The Cosmonaut by Ian David Froeb
Snow Fever by Rebecca Barry