Month: November 2011

The Perfect Gift

Everyday on the way to work, I pass a cove that’s subject to a strong tide. When the cove’s bed is exposed, the sea birds go on a quest for any morsel that might have been left behind by the receding water.…

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Dispatch from the Story Prize Underdog

In January 2010, I received an email from my newly assigned editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, letting me know that out of 78 story collections, including many by authors I revered and studied (Mary Gaitskill, Antonya Nelson, Aleksander Hemon), Drift had been selected as one of three finalists for the 2009 Story Prize.…

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