Sunday, May 17, 2009

A little preview of next Spring....

I am happy to report that a short-short story of mine will be included in Sudden Fiction Latino, to be published by W.W. Norton & Co. next spring.

I adore the cover, a detail from a painting by Carmen Lomas Garza.

Here's what they're saying:

For readers who love great short-short stories, this bountiful anthology is the best of Latin American and U.S. Latino writers. Following on the success of the Flash Fiction and Sudden Fiction series, Robert Shapard and James Thomas join with Ray Gonzalez in selecting works that each present a complete story in less than 1,500 words. Luisa Valenzuela, one of Latin America’s most lauded writers, provides the introduction. Readers will delight in finding stars such as Junot Díaz, Sandra Cisneros, and Roberto Bolaño alongside recognized masters like Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, and Jorge Luis Borges. They will discover work from Andrea Saenz, Daniel Alarcón, and Alicita Rodriguez, as well as other writers on the rise.

In Julio Ortega’s “Migrations,” a Peruvian writer explores how immigrant speech and ethnic origins are a force of meaning that evolves beyond language. In “Hair,” by Hilma Contreras, a Caribbean pharmacist is driven mad by a young woman’s luxuriant tresses. These stories stretch from gritty reality to the fantastical in a mix that is moving, challenging, humorous, artful, sometimes political, and altogether spectacular.

I like good news. It doesn't come often enough and then, well, there it is.

4 comments:

Robbi said...

Mazel tov! I like that kind of good news.

Dawn said...

Congratulations! Great cover -- maybe newspapers are still hot.

Lou said...

OMG. You said Garcia Marquez. You didn't mention Borges. I am swooning on your behalf. CONGRATULATIONS!

Daniel Olivas said...

I am so happy that we will be together, again, in an anthology. Onward!

 
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