Best New American Voices 2007
Publication Date: October 2006
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Bestselling novelist and acclaimed teacher Sue Miller continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers in this year’s volume of Best New American Voices. Here are stories culled from hundreds of writing programs like the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Johns Hopkins and from summer confer- ences like Sewanee and Bread Loafas well as a complete list of contact information for these programs. This collection showcases tomorrow’s literary stars: Julie Orringer, Adam Johnson, William Gay, David Benioff, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Maile Meloy, Amanda Davis, Jennifer Vanderbes, and John Murray are just some of the acclaimed authors whose early work has appeared in this series since its launch in 2000. The best new American voices are heard here first.
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 BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES 2006
"These ambitious stories reflect the imaginations of a generation and are a sneak preview of coming attractions in fiction."--Chicago Tribune (Editor's Choice)
"Extraordinarily wellcrafted and intense. All are dramatized in unpredictable and indelible ways. Aspiring writers will learn a great deal from this exciting collection." --Booklist