Under Purple Skies (Paperback)
Belt Publishing, 9781948742436, 256pp.
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
List Price: 20.00*
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In recent years, Minneapolis has become a literary powerhouse. Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology collects some of the most exciting work being done in, or about, Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area, with narrative threads that stretch back not just to Scandinavia, but across the world. The writers here have won, or been shortlisted for, the Newbery Award, the Man Booker Prize, the Pulitzer, the Caldecott Award, the National Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award, and many others. Contributors include Kelly Barnhill, Marlon James, Kao Kalia Yang, Michael Perry, Bao Phi, Danez Smith, Shannon Gibney and many more, alongside new and first-time writers.
About the Author
Frank Bures is the author of The Geography of Madness. His stories and essays have appeared in Harper's, Aeon, Lapham's Quarterly, The Washington Post Magazine and other places. They have also been included in the Best American Travel Writing and selected as "Notable" picks for the Best American Sports Writing and the Best American Essays. He is a contributing writer for The Rotarian and a contributing editor for Poets & Writers. He lives in Minneapolis.