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Pre-publication reviews are praising Antioch Review author Peter LaSalle and his new short story collection Sleeping Mask. Kirkus Reviews: "Haunting and evocative . . . . Lasalle's prose is lyrical, at times rhapsodic, and his characters memorable." Booklist: "Engaging . . . . Lasalle, a literary descendant of Borges and Nabokov, writes with the inventiveness of his predecessors." The collection Sleeping Mask (Bellevue Literary Press: New York) presents 12 meticulously crafted and moving stories, such as “Boys: A New African Fable” about child soldiers sent to raid a girls’ boarding school, and “A Day in the Life of the Illness” about a Virginia Woolf scholar surviving cancer. “Lunch Across the Bridge,” originally published in the Antioch Review Spring 2010 issue and selected for the anthology Best of the West 2011, deals with a young American couple confronted with drug-war violence in Mexico. Peter LaSalle’s stories have appeared in the Antioch Review since 1982. Some of these include “A Guide to Some Small Border Airports” (Spring 1990), “The Last Book” (Winter 1996), “What I Found Out About Her” (Winter 2008), and “Summer Conference Jack” (Summer 2013).
Author Laura Glen Louis' story "From the Museum of Found Things," was recently selected as of the Other Distinguished Stories of 2015 in Best American Stories 2016. The story was originally published the Antioch Review Summer 2015 all fiction issue.
Antioch College graduate and intern for the Antioch Review, Bianca Stone, poet and visual artist, is the author of Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours (LSU Press, 2016) and Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (Tin House, 2014), and she was artist/collaborator on a special illustrated edition of Anne Carson’s Antiogonick (New Directions, 2015). She runs the Ruth Stone Foundation and Monk Books with her husband, the poet Ben Pease, in Vermont and Brooklyn.
Poet, Adam Scheffler, recently released A Dog's Life. Here, Adam takes on true love, extinction, our fragile enviornment, ware, technology, porn, aging, and our fight againt it, cancer, nuring homes, and death. Adam's poem "On the Discovery that Oleic Acid is the 'Dead Smell' of ants" was originally published in the Spring 2013 issue of The Antioch Review.
On October 25th, Texas Review Press released the debut novel from Jeff P. Jones, Love Give us One Death: Bonnie and Clyde in the Last Days, which was selected by Tracy Daugherty as the winner of the George Garrett Fiction Prize. The novel also received an Idaho Author Award. Jones's short story "Iceland" appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of The Antioch Review.