This guest post comes from author Jonathan Baumbach and I'm pretty damn excited to have him sending me a post, having just read his novel You or The Invention of Memory, a few of his stories, and recently having announced that Dzanc will publish a novel of his in 2011!
I tend to like fictions, short and long, that redefine possibilities. So the story writers I tout--and sometimes teach--include Flannery O'Connor, Donald Barthelme, Robert Coover, , Angela Carter and among others. Of recent collections that have come my way, I've been impressed with Meat Eaters and Plant Eaters by Jessica Treat, Dangerous Laughter"by Steven Millhauser, and Dictation"by Cynthia Ozick. This list might have been much longer--the story is
at the top of its game--and so cheers for all the other admirable work I neglected to mention.
Jonathan Baumbach is the author of Author of 14 books of fiction, including YOU, On The Way To My Father’s Funeral: New and Selected Stories, B, a novel, D-Tours, Separate Hours, Chez Charlotte and Emily, The Life and Times of Major Fiction, Reruns, Babble and A Man to Conjure With.