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Kyle Minor is the author of two collections of stories: In the Devil’s Territory (2008) and Praying Drunk (forthcoming, 2014). 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 and Tin House, and in print in The Southern Review, The Iowa Review, Best American Mystery Stories 2008, Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers, Forty Stories: New Voices from Harper Perennial, and Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013. He also writes a biweekly audiobooks column for Salon.

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landing-short-list-2014Praying Drunk was selected as one of Powell’s “Best Short Story Collections of the 21st Century (So Far),” keeping some good company: Junot Diaz, Roberto Bolano, Lorrie Moore, Wells Tower, Jhumpa Lahiri, Alice Munro, Karen Russell, George Saunders, Jess Walter, Lydia Davis, Ben Marcus, David Foster Wallace, and Donald Ray Pollock.

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Average rating: 3.88 · 1,245 ratings · 272 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Praying Drunk
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 337 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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In the Devil's Territory
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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The Truth and All Its Ugly
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2011
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The Best American Nonrequir...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 259 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Twentysomething Essays by T...
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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The New Black
4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Surreal South: An Anthology...
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2007
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Gigantic Worlds
4.83 of 5 stars 4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2014
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" Easily the best thing I've read all year. These beautiful, painful stories poked me hard in my soul and still hit my thinky spots in all the right ways. "
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" The opening caution, read this in order, doesn't help much. Even if the reader doesn't jump around the book. Kyle Minor follows several story lines, and they aren't in chronological order anyway.

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