Best New American Voices 2006 (Paperback)

By Jane Smiley (Editor), John Kulka (Editor), Natalie Danford (Editor)

Mariner Books, 9780156029018, 324pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/4/2004)
Paperback (10/15/2009)
Paperback (10/1/2006)
Paperback (11/1/2001)
Paperback (10/1/2003)

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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.

About the Author

JANE SMILEY is the author of many novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Thousand Acres. She lives in northern California. 

John Kulka is executive editor-at-large at Harvard University Press and lives in Connecticut.

Natalie Danford is a freelance writer and book critic whose work has appeared in People, Salon, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, and many other publications. She is the author of a novel, Inheritance, and lives in New York City.

Praise For Best New American Voices 2006


"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>

— Booklist

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

— Kirkus