Best New American Voices 2005
Publication Date: October 2004
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Julie Orringer, Adam Johnson, William Gay, David Benioff, Ana Menendez, Maile Meloy, Amanda Davis, Jennifer Vanderbes, Alix Ohlin, and John Murray: These are just some of the acclaimed writers whose early work has appeared in Best New American Voices since its launch in 2000.
The 2005 edition features a new crop of promising stories selected by novelist Francine Prose, who continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers. With pieces culled from hundreds of prestigious writing programs, such as the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Johns Hopkins, and from summer conferences including Sewanee and Bread Loaf-and with a complete list of contact information for these programs-this rich collection showcases tomorrow's literary stars.
A Harvest Original
Natalie Danford is a freelance writer and book critic whose work has appeared in People, Salon, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, and many other publications. She is the author of a novel, Inheritance, and lives in New York City.
PRAISE FOR THE BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES SERIES
"This book reminds us of the range of imagination and experience informing fiction today." -Chicago Tribune (Editor's Choice)
"Demonstrates the potent force of American writers emerging from distinguished writing programs."-Elle
"The best of the new voices address life a far distance from academia and with distinctive language...As promised, promising voices."
"A welcome injection of off-beat and risk-taking stories marked by poignancy and humor. A meaningful contribution to the series."
"If this anthology of up-and-coming writers is any indication, the prognosis for the written word is very good."