The News of the World
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From the mundane to the bizarre, each story shares something in common -- a fabulous sense of character. The storie ...more
"The News of the World" - stories by Ron Carlson is a great collection. The first book of short stories that Ron wrote in 1987.
I've recently read all of Carlson's short story collections, except for his newest one "At the Jim Bridger", which I'm eagerly waiting to crack open.
Short stories seem to be either loved or hated by most readers, I happen to love them. If your looking for short stories that are oustanding and superbly written, look no further then anything by Ron C ...more
Stand-outs: "Milk," "Half-Life,"and "the Governor's Ball" were my favorites, but many of the others are great as well.
Carlson was born in Logan, Utah, but grew up in Salt Lake City. He earned a masters degree in English from the University of Utah. He then taught at The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut where he started his first novel.
He became a professor of English at Arizona State University in 1985, teaching creative writing to undergraduates and ...more