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John Dufresne is the author of two short story collections and seven novels including Louisiana Power & Light and Love Warps the Mind a Little, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He has written four books on writing fiction and edited three anthologies. He is co-editor of Flash Fiction America. His short stories have twice been named Best American Mystery Stories, in 2007 and 2010. He is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction and teaches Fiction Writing in the MFA program at Florida International University.
1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Capitol Park Museum Auditorium
Flash Fiction America: 73 Very Short Stories
2:15 pm to 3:00 pm
Cavalier House Books Tent
Flash Fiction America: 73 Very Short Stories (editor)
A spectacular new anthology of the best short-short fiction from across the United States.
It has been more than thirty years since the term “flash fiction” was first coined, perfectly describing the power in the brevity of these stories, each under 1,000 words. Since then, the form has taken hold in the American imagination. For this latest installment in the popular Flash Fiction series, James Thomas, Sherrie Flick, and John Dufresne have searched far and wide for the most distinctive American voices in short-short fiction. The 73 stories collected here speak to the diversity of the American experience and range from the experimental to the narrative, from the whimsical to the gritty. Featuring fiction from writers both established and new, including Aimee Bender, K-Ming Chang, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Bryan Washington, Robert Scotellaro, and Luis Alberto Urrea, Flash Fiction America is a brilliant collection, radiating creativity and bringing together some of the most compelling and exciting contemporary writers in the United States.
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