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Joshua Furst’s critically acclaimed book of stories, Short People, was described by the Miami Herald as “a near magical collection.” The Los Angeles Times called it “Startling . . . a thoughtful if disturbing portrait of what it means to be a child. Or, more to the point, what it means to be human.” And the Times of London said "Any one of these stories is enough to break your heart. . . . Joshua Furst's debut is both enjoyable and important.” His work has been published in The Chicago Tribune, Conjunctions, Five Chapters and The Crab Orchard Review among other places and given citations for notable achievement by The Best American Short Stories and The O’Henry Awards.

Among the awards and grants he has received are a 2001-2002 James Michene
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Average rating: 3.36 · 250 ratings · 43 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Sabotage Cafe

3.15 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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Short People

3.85 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me yesterday. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently offering autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:
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Jeremy Thanks for sharing, Josh! I really appreciate it.

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)


message 2: by Joshua (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:14PM)

Joshua Furst The book I go back to time and time again is The Brothers Karamazov, though at any given time, I find myself obsessed by any number of other books. At the moment, I've been on a Mailer jag. He embodied some important animating spirit in our country that I fear might be disappearing forever...
Josh


message 1: by Jeremy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:14PM)

Jeremy Hi Joshua!

If you don't mind sharing--I was wondering, what's your favorite novel of all time?

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous friendships, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)


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