Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Pages Reviews Stories by UW-Mad Writers

Stories in Avery 5 by former fiction fellow Stuart Nadler and only-just-graduated fiction MFA Alyssa Knickerbocker are singled out for praise in a review in the June issue of New Pages. Alyssa's prose, in fact, is called both Hemingway-esque and Nabokovian. We, of course, are looking forward to the time when critics praise emerging writers as being Knickerbockerian.

Scroll down a bit further to see the review of "The Year of the Body" which appears in Sou'wester and is by another only-just-graduated fiction MFA Jake Wolff. Actually, since this is Jake's first published story, I think I'll just copy the entire paragraph here:

"The Year of the Body,” by Jake Wolff, is the author’s first published story, and if it’s a sign of what’s to come, Wolff is a name to seek out in future publications. He has done a masterful job with a story of some complexity (a gay couple encounters a kidnapping victim years after her disappearance when they were children) in terms of pace, timing, and detail."

Nice. And, yes, reviewer--it is a sign of things to come.

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