Sunday, August 8, 2010

MFA Greensboro Alum Steve Almond Featured on The Rumpus

image So last week the New Yorker published their once-a-decade Fiction Issue, in which they printed eight stories, along with their list of 20 Writers Under 40.

I’ve read most of the stories by now, and I have to say: they’re pretty awesome. The Josh Ferris piece was dark and funny, a spot-on send-up of the Los Angeles fantasy machine. Phillip Meyer’s story was a bruiser, in the best way, and Rivka Galchen’s short totally slayed me. I’m in love with her voice. It was, in fact, an unmitigated pleasure to read such fine prose, to feel inspired toward deeper feeling, fresher language, new and tumultuous paths to the old verities.

Read the entire article here: http://therumpus.net/2010/06/the-new-yorker%25E2%2580%2599s-one-over-40/

Find out more about the MFA Writing Program at Greensboro here: http://mfagreensboro.org

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