Open City #26

By Thomas Beller (Editor); Joanna Yas (Editor); Adrian Dannatt (Editor)
Open City Books, Paperback, 9781890447502, 187pp.

Publication Date: January 2009

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Open City’s opening credo, announced in an ad in a 1991 issue of The Village Voice calling for submissions, was Primary sources, nervous voices.” Featuring fiction, poetry, and essays by an exciting array of debut writers and established talents. Open City’s editorial taste is eclectic, though a common thread is an attempt at exposing, elucidating, and getting as close as possible to the human predicament in all its facets, with intimacy, candor, irony, and wit. Contributions to Open City frequently appear in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Poetry, The Best Creative Nonfiction, The Best Nonrequired Reading, and The Pushcart Prize. Open City #26 contains stories by Rachel Sherman, Jonathan Ames, Bryan Charles, and Nick Flynn.

About the Author
Thomas Beller is the author of Seduction Theory, The Sleep-Over Artist, and How to Be a Man. He cofounded and for twenty years edited the literary journal Open City. He has worked as a staff writer for The New Yorker and the Cambodia Daily, and contributes regularly to Travel + Leisure and The New Yorker s Culture Desk. He is an assistant professor at Tulane University and lives in New Orleans with his wife and two children.
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