A bestseller from first publication, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction has been adopted in over 750 schools in its Fifth Edition. From the start, it has offered students the writer's voice, pure and unencumbered by excessive editorial commentary. This new Sixth Edition continues to abide by R.V. Cassill's initial plan: "to put together a very large group of stories that would, in detail and overall design, express both the living tradition of short fiction and the culture of which it is a part."
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Richard Bausch holds the Lillian and Morrie A. Moss Chair of Excellence at the University of Memphis. He is the author of nine novels, including In the Night Season and Hello to the Cannibals, and five volumes of stories, among them a Modern Library edition of selected stories and The Stories of Richard Bausch. In 2004 he was given the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction.
R. V. Cassill the original editor of The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, taught creative writing at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and at Brown, Purdue, Columbia, and Harvard. He was the author of more than thirty books of fiction, including the novels Clem Anderson, Dr. Cobb’s Game, and After Goliath. Cassil’s Collected Stories was published in 1989. He died in Rhode Island in 2002.
Richard Bausch is the author of twelve novels, including In the Night Season, Hello to the Cannibals, and Before, During, After. He has also written eight collections of short stories, among them a Modern Library edition of selected stories, The Stories of Richard Bausch, and most recently, Something is Out There. In 2012, he won the prestigious Rea Award for the Short Story. Bausch teaches creative writing at Chapman University.
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