New York Times Book Review

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I reviewed Kirstin Valdez Quade’s Night at the Fiestas for the New York Times Book Review.

Story Prize Spotlight Award

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Just heard the good news that Praying Drunk was chosen the winner the Story Prize Spotlight Award, by former O. Henry Prize Stories editor Larry Dark and Julie Lindsey. The prize will be awarded at a ceremony in New York, at the New School Auditorium, on March 4.

Italian Translation for Praying Drunk and In the Devil’s Territory in 2016/17

baldini-castoldiSome good news: Milan-based publisher Baldini & Castoldi has acquired translation rights to Praying Drunk and In the Devil’s Territory. The books will be available to Italian readers in 2016 and 2017.

Amazon Best Books of 2014

KyleMinorandPrayingDrunk2014-amazon-editors-best-books-pick1I’m happy that Praying Drunk made the Amazon Best Books of 2014 list for short stories, alongside such heroes as Lorrie Moore, Margaret Atwood, and Donald Antrim.

Trying to Remember

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I’m trying to remember what my grandfather looked like when he was alive and I knew him, but all I have to work from is a photograph taken before my mother was born. Is he on his way to hellraise or to declare whatever sounded enough like undying love to get the yes and the ring? I’m imagining hard and writing hard and drawing hard but I can’t bring him back.

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