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Scribners Best of the Fiction Workshops 1997 (Scribner's Best of the Fiction Workshops)
Offering new talent, fresh voices, and literary names of the future who are honing their talents at today's most prestigious writing workshops, this inaugural volume in an exciting new series presents the best short fiction from the U.S. and Canada.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 20th 1997 by Touchstone
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53. "Culled from nearly one hundred prestigious writing programs around the United States and Canada, these twenty-two new and groundbreaking stories represent the finest output of the next generation of North American fiction writers. The pieces, selected by best-selling guest editor Alice Hoffman, range from the comic to the macabre and encompass such themes as family loyalty, substance abuse, and religious identity. There are coming-of-age stories and stories about death and dying in such ...more
There are some clunkers in this collection ("Chemistry", "The Priest", "Mrs. Sarah Quash"), but the vast majority of the stories range from good to great. "Tallulah at Your Feet", "The One Life", "Consolation", "Lady Slipper", "Molested", and "Escape" are particularly spectacular.
Alice Hoffman was born in New York City on March 16, 1952 and grew up on Long Island. After graduating from high school in 1969, she attended Adelphi University, from which she received a BA, and then received a Mirrellees Fellowship to the Stanford University Creative Writing Center, which she attended in 1973 and 74, receiving an MA in creative writing. She currently lives in Boston and New ...moreMore about Alice Hoffman...
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