The Best Small Fictions: 2019 Anthology

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Price
$29.95
Publisher
Sonder Press
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Pages
432
Dimensions
7.01 X 10.0 X 0.88 inches | 1.64 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780999750162
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About the Author

Nathan Leslie won the 2019 Washington Writers' Publishing House prize for fiction for his satirical collection of short stories, Hurry Up and Relax. Nathan's eleven previous books of fiction include Three Men, Root and Shoot, Sibs, and The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice. His collection of stories, The Invisible Hand, was published in 2022. He is also the author of a collection of poems, Night Sweat. Nathan's fiction and poetry has been published in hundreds of literary magazines such as Shenandoah, North American Review, Boulevard, Hotel Amerika, and Cimarron Review. Nathan's nonfiction has been published in The Washington Post, Kansas City Star, and Orlando Sentinel. He is the series editor of Best Small Fictions and the editor of Maryland Literary Review as well as the organizer of the Reston Readings Series. Nathan lives in Northern Virginia.
Rilla Askew is a novelist, essayist, and short-story writer known for her award-winning historical fiction. Fire in Beulah, her novel about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, received the American Book Award. Her Dust Bowl novel, Harpsong, received the Oklahoma Book Award, and her essay collection, Most American: Notes from a Wounded Place, was long-listed for a PEN America Literary Award. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma. To learn more about her work, visit rillaaskew.com.

Reviews

"Consistently the best of the annual award volumes in the genre - and this year is the most boundless, reaping "national flash fiction days" across the globe and across time, from small historical fictions to an Akutagawa classic to experiments with every form. A who's who of authors, presses, and journals, Best Small Fictions is the one book you should buy in the genre this year if you could buy only one."

- Robert Shapard, co-editor of Flash Fiction International

"This is an excellent selection of flash fiction from expert practitioners at the top of their game. The works selected here demonstrate the power of this extremely short form, each tiny piece of text leaving an imprint on the reader much bigger than its original size. At times they appear to work together with the others, forming a single constellation of beauty and stillness."

- David Gaffney, author of All the Places I've Ever Lived and Sawn-Off Tales

"Brilliant, incendiary, incandescent, these tiny stories capture worlds both intimate and universal. Give this book to anyone who says flash fiction doesn't go deep. This newest volume of Best Small Fictions demonstrates once and for all that flash fiction writers are the Ginger Rogers of the literary world, accomplishing all that novelists and short story writers do, only backwards and in high heels."

- Kathy Fish, author of Wild Life: Collected Works

"An outstanding collection. From a newly translated piece by Akatugawa, to my mind one of the greatest story writers of all time, to current favorites like Carmen Machado and Jacob Appel - and many others I needed to know and now do - this book has remarkable range. And is proof, if we needed it, that the more compact the force, the more powerful the blow."

Peter Orner, author of Maggie Brown & Others