New Stories from the South

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New Stories from the South

The Year's Best, 2006

By Allan Gurganus (Editor); Kathy Pories (Editor)

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Paperback, 9781565125315, 342pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 2006

Description
This year, acclaimed short-story writer ZZ Packer chooses twenty distinctive stories representing the great number of voices and narratives coming out of the South. Some of the youngest and freshest talents on the literary horizon Bret Anthony Johnston, Kevin Brockmeier, Holly Goddard Jones accompany well-known Southern stalwarts, including Pinckney Benedict, Clyde Edgerton, and Ron Rash. Their stories tell of life as it is now, a life not seen in romanticized Southern fiction, one where existence both urban and rural is as raw and risky as it is alluring. The energy of this collection courses through every one of Packer's edgy, funny, and gritty selections.


About the Author
Allan Gurganus s first novel, "Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All", was a "New York Times" bestseller and has been translated into twelve languages. His novel "White People" was the winner of the Los Angeles Book Prize and was a PEN/Faulkner finalist, and his short fiction has appeared in "The New Yorker", the "Atlantic", and the "Paris Review" and has been anthologized in the "The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Short Stories, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction", and "New Stories from the South". He is a 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow.

Kathy Pories earned her B.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She taught in the English Department at UNC and at Elon University before joining Algonquin in 1995. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.