As a follow-up to my last, very exciting announcement: The full table of contents for the 2014 O. Henry Prize Stories has been announced. You can read about the collection in Publishers Weekly (which has the new volume’s cover), the L.A. Times, Publishers Marketplace, and Mediabistro.
Needless to say, I am incredibly honored to be among such good company.
The anthology will be released by Anchor Books on September 9, but you can pre-order it here. You can also read the story that will be included in the collection, “Good Faith,” in its original publication in the Cincinnati Review, Issue 9.2.
I’ve had to sit on this incredibly exciting news for months now, and I can finally share: My story “Good Faith” will be included in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014!
The full table of contents hasn’t been released yet, so there is no official announcement for me to link you to, but you can go ahead and pre-order the anthology from Random House, due out in September.
There will be more fun things like my thoughts on the story and being included in the anthology, to be released by the PEN/O. Henry folks in the coming months. I will keep you updated.
The story was originally published in The Cincinnati Review, issue 9, volume 2 (Winter 2013), so check them out if you can’t wait for the anthology.
Very excited and very honored.
Brushing up on my French before heading tomorrow to the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival!
I will be reading from and discussing my short story “Loveland,” selected as the first runner-up in the Tennessee Williams Fiction Contests at the Winners’ Panel, along with judges Victor LaValle and Emily Raboteau as well as the contest winner and a finalist at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 21st at the Hotel Monteleone in the Queen Anne Ballroom. You can buy all-access passes to get you into everything at this fantastic festival, or you can purchase a panel pass, which will provide you access to all the panels, along with a number of other options here.
À demain, La Nouvelle Orléans.
I have the very great honor of my short story “Loveland” being selected as the first runner-up in the Tennessee Williams Fiction Contest, sponsored by the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival! The winners were selected by the very talented authors Victor LaValle and Emily Raboteau. You can read the official announcement here, but here’s a peak:
Our judges said they had a hard time determining the Grand Prize and First Runner-Up, that the two stories “were just excellent in so many, and so many different, ways.”
The organizers of the festival have also kindly invited me to speak about the story at a panel at the festival this year in New Orleans, so please do come by if you’re going to the festival or are in the area! My panel is at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 21st at the Hotel Monteleone in the Queen Anne Ballroom. You can buy all-access passes to get you into everything at what looks like it’s going to be an absolutely fantastic festival, or you can purchase a panel pass, which will provide you access to all the panels, along with a number of other options here.
Hope to see you in New Orleans!
“I Know Who Likes You” is now available to listen and download via the Monkeybicycle website, or subscribe to the podcast for more fiction and nonfiction readings!
The story is serendipitously appropriate for New Year’s Day, when you might be looking back on your regrets from the second grade.
Happy New Year!
I’m very happy to let you know that my audio recording of my new story “I Know Who Likes You” will be available for download via the Monkeybicycle podcast in the new year. Subscribe to the podcast now to get an automatic download of the episode when it appears!
I am incredibly honored and thrilled that my story “Good Faith,” which originally appeared in the Cincinnati Review, Issue 9.2, has been named as a Best American Short Story 2013 Notable!
An Alice Munro story is listed right below mine. I’m going to die.