New Stories from the South
The Year's Best
By Amy Hempel (Introduction by); (Selected by)
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Paperback, 9781565129863, 384pp.)
Publication Date: August 2010
Categories: Anthologies (multiple authors)
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This twenty-fifth volume reachs out beyond the South to one of the most acclaimed short story writers of our day. Guest editor Amy Hempel admits, I ve always had an affinity for writers from the South, and in her choices, she s identified the most inventive, heartbreaking, and chilling stories being written by Southerners all across the country.
From the famous (Rick Bass, Wendell Berry, Elizabeth Spencer, Wells Tower, Padgett Powell, Dorothy Allison, Brad Watson) to the finest new talents, Amy Hempel has selected twenty-five of the best, most arresting stories of the past year. The 2010 collection is proof of the enduring vitality of the short form and the vigor of this ever-changing yet time-honored series.