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Best American Mystery Stories 2015

9780544526754My first post-Praying Drunk story, “A Kidnapping in Koulev-Ville,” is included in Best American Mystery Stories 2015edited by James Patterson and Otto Penzler.

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.


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