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The Best American Short Stories 2008 (The Best American Series)

by Salman Rushdie (editor)

The Best American Short Stories 2008 (The Best American Series) by Salman Rushdie (editor)
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2008
    384 pages
    Genre: Short Stories & Essays

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This brilliant collection, edited by the award-winning and perennially provocative Salman Rushdie, boasts a "magnificent array" (Library Journal) of voices both new and recognized.With Rushdie at the helm, the 2008 edition "reflects the variety of substance and style and the consistent quality that readers have come to expect" (Publishers Weekly).

Contributors include T. C. Boyle, Allegra Goodman, Nicole Krauss, Steven Millhauser, Jonathan Lethem, Karen Russell, and others.

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"Starred Review. A bleak but brilliant collection." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Salman Rushdie (editor) Author Biography

Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1947. He studied in India and England, reading History at King's College, Cambridge. His first novel, Grimus, was published in 1975. His second novel, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Midnight's Children, was published in 1991. Among its honors, it was pronounced the 'Booker of the Bookers,' which recognized it as the best example of that illustrious prize. Malcolm Bradley in The Modern British Novel (1994) pronounced the book "a new start for the late-twentieth-century novel." Rushdie's next novel, Shame, also won critical acclaim and international awards. Famously, Rushdie's next book, The Satanic Verses, incurred an issuance of a fatwa – a call for his death – by the orthodox leadership in Iran. Rushdie went into ...

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