Deb Olin Unferth





Deb Olin Unferth


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American short-story writer and novelist. She is the author of a collection of stories, Minor Robberies, and a novel, Vacation, both published by McSweeney's.

Her stories have appeared in Harper's, Fence, AGNI and other magazines. She is a frequent contributor to Noon. In 2009 she received a Creative Capital Grant from the Warhol Foundation and was also the recipient of the Cabell First Novelist Award for Vacation.[1] She also has received a Pushcart Prize.[2]

Unferth currently teaches creative writing at Wesleyan University.

Average rating: 3.72 · 2,158 ratings · 375 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Vacation

3.64 avg rating — 804 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Revolution: The Year I Fell...

3.47 avg rating — 313 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Minor Robberies

3.98 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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PANK 5

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The Apocalypse Reader

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The Late American Novel: Wr...

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The Open Face Sandwich, 1

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Pear Noir! (#2)

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“It takes bravery to care for someone — no matter who he is or what made him, whether he is weak or walking or jumping out of windows. The risk involved is enormous.”
Deb Olin Unferth, Vacation

“Humans, we just hop out of things, off things. We splatter ourselves in inappropriate places. Because we have nothing to live for. Because we want to destroy what we can. Because we want to be something we can’t. Because we don’t really believe we can die.”
Deb Olin Unferth, Vacation

“You know how it is to want something. Desire builds like a little house in your head and it sits there, half-constructed in your mind. Women who want children are this way. Artists are this way about pictures. It doesn't go away. You may forget for a few months but then it's back, the unfinished pieces of what you want.”
Deb Olin Unferth, Vacation

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