Best New American Voices

Best New American Voices

By John Kulka (Editor); Natalie Danford (Editor); Francine Prose (Editor)

Harvest Books, Paperback, 9780156028998, 380pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2004

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

About the Author
John Kulka is executive editor-at-large at Harvard University Press and lives in Connecticut.

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.

Francine Prose is the author of twenty works of fiction. Her novel A Changed Man won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Blue Angel was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimed Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, a Director's Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, Prose is a former president of PEN American Center, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent book is Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932. She lives in New York City.

Praise For Best New American Voices

"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."