Old Crimes

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About the Author

Jill McCorkle has the distinction of having published her first two novels on the same day in 1984. Of these novels, the New York Times Book Review said: "one suspects the author of The Cheer Leader is a born novelist. With July 7th, she is also a full grown one." Since then she has published five other novels--most recently, Hieroglyphics--and four collections of short stories. Five of her books have been named New York Times notable books and four of her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories. McCorkle has received the New England Booksellers Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Excellence in Literature, the North Carolina Award for Literature and the Thomas Wolfe Prize; she was recently inducted into the NC Literary Hall of Fame. McCorkle has taught at Harvard, Brandeis, and NC State where she remains affiliated with the MFA Program in creative writing and she is core faculty in the Bennington Writing Seminars.


"A splendid, wide-ranging collection that once again proves McCorkle is a master of the form."--Jenny Offill, author of Weather
"Jill McCorkle has had an extraordinary ear for the music of ordinary life since the beginning of her career, able to work with the voices we know so well to write these stories about they will not tell us, what they would rather not tell us, what they hope to tell us, what too often goes unsaid. And this collection is a new wonder."

--Alexander Chee, author of How to Write An Autobiographical Novel
"Each story here is so carefully wrought yet wildly original at the same time, deeply wedded to the real world in all its complexity and detail. It seems to me that each one contains an entire life---and often, a whole novel. What a beautiful book."

--Lee Smith, author of Silver Alert
"With her wry humor, deep understanding of human connection and disconnection, and a tremendous sense of fun, Jill McCorkle has given us another dazzling collection of stories."--Lily King, author of Five Tuesdays in Winter
"McCorkle is a brilliant storyteller... Wonderfully rich and emotionally complicated stories."--Kirkus Reviews
"[A] satisfying collection... McCorkle serves up plenty of humor and heartache... and often pushes her stories toward empathetic and surprising climaxes. McCorkle fans will gobble this up."--Publishers Weekly
"Often funny, evenly darkly comic at times, McCorkle's memorable collection calls to mind Alice Munro and Charles Baxter."--Booklist