Sara Batkie

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Sara Batkie is the author of the story collection Better Times, which won the 2017 Prairie Schooner Prize and is now available from University of Nebraska Press. She received her MFA from New York University. Stories of hers have been honored with a 2017 Pushcart Prize and a notable mention in the 2011 edition of Best American Short Stories. She was born in Bellevue, Washington and grew up mostly in Iowa, but currently makes her home in Brooklyn where she works as the Writing Programs Director for The Center for Fiction.

Average rating: 4.19 · 27 ratings · 8 reviews · 1 distinct work
Better Times

4.19 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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It's not an original thought at this point but it's truly astounding that this was Morrison's first novel. All the strengths she's demonstrated throughout her career are on full display right out of the gate. Like a lot of her work, "The Bluest Eye" ...more
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Holy shit. Now this is a debut story collection. I say that as someone who also had a debut story collection come out this year. There's a bit of a lull after the instant-classic, gut punch of an opener "The Finkelstein 5" but it really comes roaring ...more
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Highly recommended pairing: Nico's "The Marble Index" record.

This book was crazy prescient about so many things: climate change; toxic masculinity; the creep of totalitarianism. It's a quick read which is good because it's also an immensely bleak on
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