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Danielle Evans

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If you have gotten here by accident, I am not the Danielle Evans who won Americas Next Top Model, Danielle Evans the martial arts champion, Danielle Evans the photographer, or any of the other people who share my surprisingly popular name. I am a fiction writer and professor of creative writing and literature. My work has appeared in magazines including The Paris Review, A Public Space, Callaloo, and Phoebe, has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2008, and is forthcoming in New Stories from the South and the Best American Short Stories 2010. I am the author of the short story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, which will be published by Riverhead books in September 2010, and I am currently at work on a nov...more


My author blog is up at http://daniellevaloreevans.com/
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"Her new collection of short stories, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, illuminates the choices of young women grappling with identity, family, race, and sexuality." ...More

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"I usually think of the short story as focusing in on one moment or element when something changes permanently (or every once in a while, as a moment w...more "
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“We were what we had in life, I thought, and I was not sad about it or apologetic for its corniness.”
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“There were moments when you knew things about what was inside of people you didn’t want to, knew how deeply they could disappoint you. There was love, and then there was suicide—and”
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“Don’t push too hard; your last chance to see a person the way you wanted them to be may come at any moment.”
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Anthony D,

Read your story in the Paris Review today. Congrats.


Anthony


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