Whether hurtling toward Earth in a disabled airplane, sharing silence with a prostitute, fantasizing about the Manson family, or hiding disgust for a dying friend, the characters in this new collection engage and captivate readers. The authors from 1991 winners Elizabeth Harris and Sondra Spatt Olsen to newcomers John McNally and Elizabeth Oness explore the nuances of love, lust, youth, old age, illness, nostalgia, obsession, idiosyncrasy, and surprise.
Their work judged by such accomplished writers as Ethan Canin, Francine Prose, Ann Beattie, and Stuart Dybek and the selections Conroy has chosen to share exemplify remarkable writing. Moreover, each writer achieves the expectations of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, established in 1969 to provide a forum for the publication of a uniquely American literary form.
IOWA SHORT FICTION AWARD WINNERS, 1991-2000
David Borofka Mark Brazaitis Kathryn Chetkovich Tereze Glück Ann Harleman Elizabeth Harris Jim Henry Lisa Lenzo John McNally Renée Manfredi Susan Onthank Mates Rod Val Moore Thisbe Nissen Sondra Spatt Olsen Elizabeth Oness Nancy Reisman Elizabeth Searle Enid Shomer Lex Williford Charles Wyatt Don Zancanella
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In the introduction to these 21 stories, Conroy, head of the Iowa Writers Workshop, states that the collection is "proof that serious writers exist, that they work to very high standards...| Read Full Review of The Iowa Award: The Best Stor...
The Iowa Short Fiction Award, established in 1969, entails publication of the winner's first collection of stories.| Read Full Review of The Iowa Award: The Best Stor...