An anthology of original, literary essays by some of today’s most prominent writers, including Ann Beattie, Denis Johnson, JoAnne Beard, Ron Carlson, Mona Simpson, J.C. Hallman, Antonya Nelson and Jim Shepard, among others.
Rights: Viking/Penguin, World English
WHOSE WORLD IS THIS? (2007)
Winner of the 2007 Iowa Prize for Short Fiction.
Rights: University of Iowa Press, World
THE THINGS BETWEEN US (2006)
A moving, bitingly funny chronicle of a New England family on the brink, this is the personal story of three adult children, fractured by their mother’s alcoholism, returning to their childhood home to help their father in a medical emergency. There they find themselves faced with the family dynamic: Their mother is drunk (again), and their father, the rock of the family, is doing the impossible: Dying. The memoir explores the complexities of alcoholism, family relationships, and how from the depths of sadness that surrounds dying, the resilience of the human spirit is found through forgiveness, humor, and love.
By Tin House Books Editorial Director and Iowa graduate, represented by Judy Heiblum.
Rights: Free Press, North American