Short Story Month recommendations: FAULTY PREDICTIONS


Karin Lin-Greenberg won the Flannery O’Connor Prize for Short Fiction for the stories that became this collection (the winner is published by University of Georgia Press). She writes with a sharp eye and great affection for her flawed and very human characters. Some of the stories explore issues that arise from Lin-Greenberg’s upbringing and academic background (she earned a BA, MA, and MFA in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and now teaches at Siena College in upstate New York). Others probe the tensions in small towns among residents and, in some cases, a university community. This is an exceptionally strong and promising debut. When writers like @loriostlund@rebeccamakkai, and Christine Sneed rave about a writer, she’s a safe bet.

Advertisements

2 comments

  1. Hi Bill,

    Enjoying these posts! Can I nominate Anything is Possible, Elizabeth Strout’s beautiful collection (which, btw, won this year’s Story Prize!).

    Warmly, Lisa

    On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 12:06 PM, Read Her Like an Open Book wrote:

    > Bill Wolfe posted: ” Karin Lin-Greenberg won the Flannery O’Connor Prize > for Short Fiction for the stories that became this collection (the winner > is published by University of Georgia Press). She writes with a sharp eye > and great affection for her flawed and very human c” >

    Like

    • Hi Lisa. Glad you like these daily recommendations. I’ve heard great things about Anything is Possible, but I haven’t read it, so I would feel uncomfortable recommending it. I suppose I could recommend Olive Kitteridge, which I loved, but I’m trying to focus on lesser-known authors or collections.

      How would you like to write a one- or two-paragraph piece on AIP? If you’d like to expand on it by writing about Strout’s last three related books, I’d be more than happy to run that as a guest post. I’m open to suggestions.

      When will your new book be published? This fall or early 2019?

      Bill

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.