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About the AuthorBen Marcus is the author of four books of fiction: The Age of Wire and String, Notable American Women, The Flame Alphabet, and Leaving the Sea, and he is the editor of The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories. His stories have appeared in Harper's, the New Yorker, Granta, the Paris Review, McSweeney's, Tin House, and Conjunctions. Among his awards are the Berlin Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Whiting Writers' Award. He lives in New York, where he is on faculty at Columbia University.
Author 1Ben Marcus
Book DescriptionIn New American Stories, the beautiful, the strange, the melancholy, and the sublime all comingle to show the vast range of the American short story . In this remarkable anthology, Ben Marcus has corralled a vital and artistically singular crowd of contemporary fiction writers. Collected here are practitioners of deep realism, mind-blowing experimentalism, and every hybrid in between. Luminaries and cult authors stand side by side with the most compelling new literary voices. Nothing less than the American short story renaissance distilled down to its most relevant, daring, and unforgettable works, New American Stories puts on wide display the true art of an American idiom.
Editorial ReviewPraise for Ben Marcus: "Marcus is a writer of prodigious talent. --New York Times Book Review "Ben Marcus is the rarest kind of writer: a necessary one. It's become impossible to imagine the literary world--the world itself--without his daring, mind-bending and heartbreaking writing."--Jonathan Safran Foer
Number of Pages784
Publication Date21-07-2015