The Masters Review: Stories Selected by AM Homes

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This anthology is an exclusive look at the country's most promising new writers. These 10 stories of extraordinary literary merit represent a showcase of talented writing through original pieces of fiction and narrative nonfiction, chosen for publication by New York Times–bestselling author, AM Homes. This anthology speaks to a readership with an appreciation of short literary fiction and compelling narrative nonfiction. Selected stories include works by Nelson Algren Finalist, Andrew Payton, and Burning River Chapbook Contest winner, Dustin M. Hoffman, as well as numerous Pushcart Prize nominees.

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AM Homes is the recent recipient of the Women's Prize for Fiction. Her work has been translated into more than 22 languages and frequently appears in Granta, Harpers, McSweeny's, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Zeotrope. She is the author of The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, Jack, May We Be Forgiven, Music for Torching, and This Book Will Save Your Life. She lives in New York City.

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"Each story in the collection is cogent—even more so than certain efforts collected in the 2010 New Yorker assembly . . . The stories cannot be examined as variations of a theme, which makes it versatile literature . . . The ten stories in The Masters Review foretell an inspiring future of American letters if these writers maintain their course. They signal more than talent; they suggest a willingness to experiment significantly, to examine a theme thoughtfully and, like the metaphor referenced above, to convey the flame and anchor the story down in the event of wind . . . On the website for this year’s collection, the editors specify innovation and 'authenticity' as criteria for inclusion. The diversity of voices and styles seems to support these aims."  —New Pages

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