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Fiction: Jess Walter and Clay McLeod Chapman

Program (21 minutes)

Dana Brett's Rack by Jess Walter, read by Cotter Smith

oldsmobile by Clay McLeod Chapman, read by Guy Boyd

New River Fiction is proud to present two outstanding pieces of short fiction by two remarkable contemporary writers. Jess Walter is the author of five novels and one nonfiction book. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages and his essays, short fiction, criticism and journalism have been widely published, in Details, Playboy, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and many others. His novel THE ZERO was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award, the 2007 PEN Center Literary Award and the 2007 LA Times Book Prize, and winner of the 2007 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. Citizen Vince was awarded the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel. Dana Brett


New River Dramatists


A program of stories, plays, and poetry co-produced with New River Dramatists.

New River Dramatists, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, is a not-for-profit project that distinguishes itself in that it is looking for writers to assist, not works to produce. Engaging writers on the strength of their individual talents instead of the potential merit of a single piece, payment of Honoraria to all participants, the absence of casting and the commitment to process first are among many factors that, taken all together, make New River Dramatists unique.