Hold That Knowledge

Stories about Love from the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Edited by Ethan Laughman

Title Details

Pages: 260

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in



Pub Date: 03/01/2019

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5528-3

List Price: $25.95


Pub Date: 03/01/2019

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5529-0

List Price: $25.95

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Published with the generous support of Mrs. Lorraine Williams

Hold That Knowledge

Stories about Love from the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Edited by Ethan Laughman

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Love, in some of the infinite ways we may know it, is the shared concern of these stories, which have been chosen from among the hundreds that have appeared in the prestigious Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction series.

More than seventy volumes, which include approximately eight hundred stories, have won the Flannery O’Connor Award. This stunning trove of always engaging, often groundbreaking short fiction is the common source for this anthology on love—and for planned anthologies on such topics as work, family, animals, children, and more.

Emerging love, or love on its way out the door. Love that transcends, or love that just stubbornly hangs on. These fourteen stories give us at least that many new ways of looking at a state of mind that can send us either soaring or plummeting, all in a heartbeat.

The Flannery O'Connor Award series features some of the finest writing in contemporary American fiction over the past few decades. It has introduced me to several exciting new writers. Arranging the stories thematically in these new anthologies will allow these writers to resonate off one another and reveal the concerns and obsessions of today's fiction.

—Arsen Kashkashian, buyer, Boulder Book Store

Gail Galloway Adams

Tony Ardizzone

Wendy Brenner

Daniel Curley

Linda LeGarde Grover

Dennis Hathaway

Hester Kaplan

Christopher McIlroy

Debra Monroe

Anne Panning

Bill Roorbach

Margot Singer

Sandra Thompson

iamak Vossoughi

About the Author/Editor

ETHAN LAUGHMAN is a recruitment, marketing, and communications specialist at the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design. Among the few who have read every Flannery O’Connor Award–winning volume, he has collaborated closely with the series’ authors in compiling these new anthologies.