Ethan Rutherford

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Ethan Rutherford’s fiction has been published in Ploughshares, One Story, American Short Fiction, and The Best American Short Stories. He was a 2011 McKnight Artist Fellow and has taught creative writing at Macalester, the University of Minnesota, and at the Loft Literary Center. His first book, The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories, is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection for Summer 2013 and has been long-listed for the Frank O’Connor Award. He plays guitar for the band Pennyroyal. For more information, please visit:

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The Peripatetic Coffin and ...

3.80 avg rating — 433 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Best American Short Sto...

3.69 avg rating — 1,076 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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“Here's the thing: the act of reading changes your life, sometimes in large ways, sometimes in small ways, but every book you read asks you to move outside of yourself and your own experience to consider the lives of others. So I can't identify a particular book that altered my life, but I do know that the act of reading has pushed me to engage more deeply with the world (real and imagined), and I'm grateful for that.”
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Ethan Rutherford, The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories

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