Book Launch: PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018

PEN America and Catapult celebrate the publication of PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018, an anthology of fiction by the recipients of the 2018 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, judged this year by Jodi Angel, Lesley Nneka Arimah, and Alexandra Kleeman. Copies of the anthology will be sold to benefit Housing Works.

PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 celebrates 12 outstanding stories by today’s most promising new fiction writers and the literary magazines that discovered them. The characters within these pages include a college dropout dressed up as Hercules at Disney World; a college graduate playing a prostitute in a ghost town in Montana; a father from Trinidad leading a double life on a temporary visa; and a housewife in Taipei perfectly performing her familial and marital duties while harboring secret desires.











When: Mon., September 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St.
212-966-0466
Price: Free
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PEN America and Catapult celebrate the publication of PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018, an anthology of fiction by the recipients of the 2018 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, judged this year by Jodi Angel, Lesley Nneka Arimah, and Alexandra Kleeman. Copies of the anthology will be sold to benefit Housing Works.

PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 celebrates 12 outstanding stories by today’s most promising new fiction writers and the literary magazines that discovered them. The characters within these pages include a college dropout dressed up as Hercules at Disney World; a college graduate playing a prostitute in a ghost town in Montana; a father from Trinidad leading a double life on a temporary visa; and a housewife in Taipei perfectly performing her familial and marital duties while harboring secret desires.

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