Amsterdamned if you do-an anthology of short stories about setting


Amsterdamned If You Do

An anthology featuring cover short story by Delphine Pontvieux and other short stories

Of all the basic building blocks that go into modern literature, the issue of setting may perhaps be both one of the trickiest and one of the most powerful; and now the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography is proud to announce a new anthology that specifically examines this subject, conceptualized and edited by the center’s 2011 intern, Traci Kim. The compilation features a dozen noted writers from around the world, each penning short stories in which their locations play a pivotal role — from Brandon Tietz writing about a post-disaster Joplin, Missouri, to Jenn Winter discussing rush hour in Nairobi, and from Nora Bonner detailing the adventures of a white girl in Thailand to David Harris Ebenbach chronicling a family drama unfolding at “Jewish Day” at New York’s Shea Stadium. (Also featured in this collection: Dan Treadway, Robert Duffer, Heather Skyler, Elva Maxine Beach, Joseph Bates, Delphine Pontvieux, Emma Riehle Bohmann and Lorraine Boissoneault.) Featuring multiple award winners, academic stars, and contributors to the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Huffington Post, and Chuck Palahniuk Writers’ Workshop among others, this novella-sized anthology is a smart and satisfying read, a globe-spanning look at how physical location can still profoundly affect us in these online-everything times.

Book description:

  • Print Length: 135 pages
  • Publisher: CCLaP Publishing (August 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • Availability:  Ebook  and Hard cover

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