Wednesday, March 28, 2012

In the News: Stories Wanting Only to Be Heard

Edited by Stephen Corey with Douglas Carlson, David Ingle, and Mindy Wilson, STORIES WANTING ONLY TO BE HEARD: SELECTED FICTION FROM SIX DECADES OFTHE GEORGIA REVIEW presents outstanding short fiction from one of the nation’s best literary magazines--The Georgia Review.

On at 7:00pm, The Georgia Review and UGA Press will be hosting a launch event for the book at Cine in Athens, GA. The event will include readings by contributors Mary Hood and George Singleton, a book signing, and catered reception. The event is free and open to the public. Additional support is provided from the President's Venture Fund through generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners.

Founded at the University of Georgia in 1947 and published here ever since, The Georgia Review has become one of America's most highly regarded journals of arts and letters. 2012 marks the sixty-fifth anniversary of The Georgia Review, and STORIES WANTING ONLY TO BE HEARD acknowledges that milestone by presenting a selection of the remarkable short fiction published across the decades. Contributors include T. C. Boyle, William Faulker, William Gay, Mary Hood, Barry Lopez, Joyce Carol Oates, George Singleton, and many others. 

Announcements about the launch event have appeared in the University of Georgia newspaper, Columns, Athens Banner-Herald, and the University of Georgia student newspaper, Red and Black.

Flagpole Magazine compares the publication of STORIES WANTING ONLY TO BE HEARD to "Christmas in March." It is "a veritable textbook for aspiring writers and a joy for readers. . . . Corey et al. have done a spectacular job of picking through the treasure trove of material from the vast archives of The Georgia Review. It’s an enviable job, and one done very well. For those who have given up on fiction, this anthology will bring you back into the fold."