Kyle Minor




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Kyle Minor

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Kyle Minor is the author of two collections of short fiction: Praying Drunk (2014) and In the Devil's Territory (2008). He is the winner of the 2012 Iowa Review Prize for Short Fiction and the Tara M. Kroger Prize for Short Fiction, one of Random House’s Best New Voices of 2006, and a three-time honoree in the Atlantic Monthly contest. His work has appeared online at Esquire, The Atlantic, Salon, and Tin House, and in print in The New York Times Book Review, The Southern Review, The Iowa Review, Best American Mystery Stories 2008, Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers: Random House Presents the Best New Voices of 2006, Forty Stories: New Voices from Harper Perennial, and Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013.

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Praying Drunk

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In the Devil's Territory

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The Truth and All Its Ugly

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"PLOT- Kyle Minor's, Praying Drunk: Stories, is a collection of related tales on the topics of faith, death, and everything else in the universe. It's so much more than I can possibly summarize, so I'm going to stop and jump right into my thoughts...." Read more of this review »
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