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First Looks, Buzz Books: June 2013

Welcome to the latest installment of “First Looks,” which highlights soon-to-be (or just) released books that have piqued our interest as readers-who-write. We publish “First Looks” here on the FWR blog mid-month, and as always, we’d love to hear your comments on and recommendations for forthcoming titles. So please drop us a line with buzz-worthy titles: editors(at)fictionwritersreview(dot)com. Thanks in advance. Because we devote the entirety of May to celebrating Short Story Month, we invariably miss a few great novels during this time. So before we go any further, here’s a quick look back at two books I wish we could […]

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Book of the Week: The Peripatetic Coffin, by Ethan Rutherford

This week’s feature is Ethan Rutherford’s debut collection, The Peripatetic Coffin, which was published earlier this month by Ecco. Ethan Rutherford was born in Seattle, and now lives in the Midwest. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, One Story, American Short Fiction, New York Tyrant, Esopus, Five Chapters, and The Best American Short Stories. He received his MFA from the University of Minnesota, and has taught creative writing at Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, and the Loft Literary Center. He is the guitarist for the band Pennyroyal. He is currently at work on a novel set […]

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Book-of-the-Week Winners: Monstress

Last week we featured Lysley Tenorio’s debut collection Monstress, and we’re pleased to announce the winners: Joshua Duke (@joshmduke) Meaghan Mulholland (@Meagho) Kathryn McGowan (@comestibles) Congrats! To claim your free copy, please email us at the following address: winners [at] If you’d like to be eligible for future giveaways, please visit our Twitter Page and “follow” us! Thanks to all of you who are fans. We appreciate your support. Let us know your favorite new books out there!

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Book of the Week: Monstress, by Lysley Tenorio

This week’s feature is Lysley Tenorio‘s debut collection, Monstress (Ecco). His short fiction has appeared in such places as The Atlantic, Zoetrope: All-Story, Ploughshares, Manoa, and The Best New American Voices and Pushcart Prize anthologies. He lives in San Francisco, where he is an associate professor at Saint Mary’s College of California. In our upcoming interview with Tenorio, the author speaks with Quan Barry about identity politics: While Monstress is full of Filipino and Filipino-American characters, I see them first as individuals caught up in weird, sometimes ridiculous, and always (I hope) emotionally complex circumstances that have nothing to do […]