Best New American Voices: Fresh Fiction from the Top Writing Programs (Paperback)

Fresh Fiction from the Top Writing Programs

By Jane Smiley (Editor)

Harvest Books, 9780156029018, 306pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2005



The best new American voices are heard here first:
Writers like 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 new volume features a new crop of promising stories selected by renowned novelist Jane Smiley, who continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers. Culled from hundreds of writing programs like the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Johns Hopkins and from summer conferences like Sewanee and Bread Loaf-and including a complete list of contact information for these programs-this exciting collection showcases tomorrow's literary stars.

Praise For Best New American Voices: Fresh Fiction from the Top Writing Programs


"This book reminds us of the range of imagination and experience informing fiction today."--Chicago Tribune (Editor's Choice)

"These stories serve as a heads-up for readers interested in emerging talent."--The Hartford Courant

"Extraordinarily wellcrafted and intense. Aspiring writers will learn a great deal from this exciting collection." -- Booklist<br>

"Impressive craftsmanship and high imaginative quality distinguish an annual that''s becoming an essential."