The Best American Short Stories

By Tom Perrotta (Editor); Heidi Pitlor (Editor)
(Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780547242101, 356pp.)

Publication Date: October 2012

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The Best American Short Stories is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction, guest edited in 2011 by Tom Perrotta.




About the Author
Tom Perrotta is the author of five previous work of fiction" Bad Haircut", "The Wishbones, Election", and the "New York Times" bestselling "Joe College" and "Little Children". "Election" was made into the acclaimed 1999 movie directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. "Little Children" was released as a movie directed by Todd Field and starring Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly in 2006, and for which Perrotta received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for best screenplay. He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

Heidi Pitlor grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, and got her BA at McGill University and her MFA at Emerson College in Boston. She was a senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for nine years before she became the series editor of "The Best American Short Stories." She has worked with Salman Rushdie, Alice Sebold, Richard Russo, Elizabeth Strout, and others. She is the author of the novel "The Birthdays "and her fiction and essays have appeared in "Ploughshares, "the "Huffington Post, " and "Labor Day: True Stories by Today s Best Women Writers." In Fall 2015, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish "100 Years of the Best American Short Stories, " which she coedited with Lorrie Moore. Heidi lives outside Boston with her husband and twin son and daughter.
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