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Book of the Week: Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events, by Kevin Moffett

This week’s feature is Kevin Moffett‘s new story collection, Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events (Harper Perennial). He is also the author of Permanent Visitors, which won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award, judged by George Saunders, and was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Believer Book Award. His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in such places as Tin House, the Harvard Review, American Short Fiction, the Chicago Tribune, the Believer, A Public Space, and in three editions of The Best American Short Stories. The title story for this new collection won the National Magazine Award […]

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Book-of-the-Week Winners: Quarantine

Last week we featured Quarantine, by Rahul Mehta, as our Book-of-the-Week title, and we’re pleased to announce the winners. Congratulations to: Leonard Nash (@LeonardNash) Jennie Coughlin (@jenniecoughlin) N. Hao Ching (@hao) To claim your free subscription, 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!

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Book-of-the-Week: Quarantine, by Rahul Mehta

This week’s feature is Rahul Mehta’s debut collection, Quarantine, published this year by Harper Perennial. Mehta was born and raised in West Virginia. He received his MFA from Syracuse University, where he was the Cornelia Carhart Ward Fellow. Stories from this collection have appeared in such places as The Kenyon Review, The Sun, Epoch, Noon, and Fourteen Hills, as well as having been selected for New Stories from the South. Mehta lives with his partner in Alfred, New York, and teaches at Alfred University. In her recent review of this collection, contributor V. Jo Hsu writes: In his debut publication, […]

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Harper Perennial celebrates the short story

Harper Perennial is already building buzz for its upcoming Summer of the Short Story campaign, declaring that “it’s high time to celebrate the much-loved, but oft-overlooked, short story form.” The publisher will promote six new collections (due to publish this summer and fall)—along with six collections of classic shorts. The festivities will begin in earnest this May, but in the meantime, Perennial is featuring a new story every week in 2009 on a site called Fifty-Two Stories. According to Cal Morgan: Some of them will be new stories from our original collections, or from upcoming hardcovers; some original contributions never […]