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Iowa Short Fiction Award

Iowa Short Fiction Award

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Hints of His Mortality (Iowa Short Fiction Award), Borofka, David
1 Borofka, David Hints of His Mortality (Iowa Short Fiction Award)
Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Press 1996 0877455570 / 9780877455578 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Selected by Oscar Hijuelos as the 1996 Iowa Short Fiction Award Winner! Hijuelos has said of it "Tersely written and marked by an exuberant and fluid prose style, both lyric and colloquial, "Hints of Mortality" is a serious-minded, higly refined collection of stories by a writer of splended tallent. A sprawling, gtenerous anthology of stories about modern life, this book has much to admire and much to offer to the discerning lover of good modern literature." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Women in the Mirror , Carr, Pat
2 Carr, Pat The Women in the Mirror
Iowa City University of Iowa Press 1977 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction. Pat Carr's first collection of stories is a gallery of finely-drawn psychological portraits gathered from worlds as far apart as a small-town Southern childhood and a Peace Corps mission in the jungles of South America.  
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The Long White , Dilworth, Sharon
3 Dilworth, Sharon The Long White
Iowa City University of Iowa Press 1988 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
1988 Iowa Short Fiction Award Winner: Selected by Robert Stone who says "Sharon Dilworth's writing is animated and sympathetic, wry and aware. Her characters are vivid and unpredictable. She is able to convey a sense of life lived in time and place with great immediacy. The reader senses a complete world in the control of the author's sensibility; it is this, I think, that establishes the excellence of her work."  
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4 Dilworth, Sharon The Long White
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. W W Norton & Co Inc 1990 039330647X / 9780393306477 First Trade Edition/First Printing Fine  Paperback Signed by Author
Winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, Dliworth is a voice to be reckoned with. Many of her stories focus on the Finns and Native Americans who have carved out their lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a cold, stark landset between two of the Great Lakes. This is a beautiful copy of the trade paperback issue that has been SIGNED by SHaron Dilworth on the title page.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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May You Live in Interesting Times (Iowa Short Fiction Award), Gluck, Tereze
5 Gluck, Tereze May You Live in Interesting Times (Iowa Short Fiction Award)
Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Press 1995 0877455198 / 9780877455196 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
This is a Review Copy [Slip and Publisher's materials laid-in] of the 1995 Iowa Short Fiction Award Winner. Selected by Ethan Canin who says "'May You Live in Interesting Times' displays Tereze Gluck's tender, compassionate heart and her gorgeous ear for the rhythm and rhyme of prose. It is a sensual, haunting book." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Happiness , Harleman, Ann
6 Harleman, Ann Happiness
Iowa City University of Iowa 1994 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Author's debut collection and Winner of the 1993 John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Selected by Francine Prose who has said "Nothing is quite predictable as Ann Harleman's delicately rendered stories take gentle, surprising turns."  
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Happiness , Harleman, Ann
7 Harleman, Ann Happiness
Iowa City University of Iowa Press 1994 087745440x / 9780877454403 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Ann Harleman on the title page. Author's debut collection and Winner of the 1993 John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Selected by Francine Prose who has said "Nothing is quite predicatable as Ann Harleman's delicately rendered stories take gentle, surprising turns."  
Price: 45.00 USD
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Where Love Leaves Us, Manfredi, Renee
8 Manfredi, Renee Where Love Leaves Us
Iowa City University of Iowa Press 1994 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a Review Copy (Publicity materials and slip laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Renee Mnafredi on the title page! Winner of the 1993 Iowa Short Fiction Award (Judge: Francine Prose). These nine superbly crafted stories, set primarily in Pittsburgh's Italian American neighborhoods, concentrate on families, on the poignant nature of father-daughter relationships, and on the fate of those who are refugees from their physical or spiritual communties. Manfredi reveals an affirmation that hope is a permanent possession of every human spirit. 
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Where Love Leaves Us, Manfredi, Renee
9 Manfredi, Renee Where Love Leaves Us
Iowa City University of Iowa Press 1994 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Renee Manfredi on the title page! Winner of the 1993 Iowa Short Fiction Award (Judge: Francine Prose). These nine superbly crafted stories, set primarily in Pittsburgh's Italian American neighborhoods, concentrate on families, on the poignant nature of father-daughter relationships, and on the fate of those who are refugees from their physical or spiritual communties. Manfredi reveals an affirmation that hope is a permanent possession of every human spirit. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Igloo among Palms (Iowa Short Fiction Award), Moore, Rod Val
10 Moore, Rod Val Igloo among Palms (Iowa Short Fiction Award)
Iowa City, IA University Of Iowa Press 1994 0877454752 / 9780877454755 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
This is a copy of the 1994 Iowa Short Fiction Award Winner! Selected by Joy Williams who says of them "Oh, these are wonderful stories. Every one boundlessly inventive, enexpected, engrossing, edgy, and kind - their unsettled characters wandering, in all earnestness, full-tilt through the unhealthy environment of now." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Star Game, Nevai, Lucia
11 Nevai, Lucia Star Game
Iowa City, Iowa University of Iowa Press 1987 0877451745 / 9780877451747 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Lucia Nevai on the title page! Co-Winner of the 1987 Iowa Short Fiction Award. Author's 1st book, preceding her novel Normal by 10 years. Alison Lurie, judge of the competition, says "The stories in Star Game are full of energy, invention, humor, and feeling. Whether they deal with a steamy sexual encounter, an alcoholic spinster organist, or a folk-art commune, the range of sympathy and generosity toward all the characters is remarkable. Lucia Nevai is a new writer to watch and to celebrate." 
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Out Of The Girls’ Room And Into The Night , Nissen, Thisbe
12 Nissen, Thisbe Out Of The Girls’ Room And Into The Night
Iowa City University of Iowa Press 1999 0877456917 / 9780877456919 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Uncorrected Galley Proof Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Thisbee Nissen! Published only in Trade Paperback format. Winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Judge was Marilynne Robinson who said of it "These stories abound in a rich life, holding sad, awkward, edgy contemporaneity in their generous embrace....There is great originality and great freedom in Thisbe Nissen's approach to her subject...."  
Price: 45.00 USD
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Out Of The Girls’ Room And Into The Night , Nissen, Thisbe
13 Nissen, Thisbe Out Of The Girls’ Room And Into The Night
Iowa City University of Iowa Press 1999 0877456917 / 9780877456919 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Trade Paperback Original Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Thisbee Nissen! Published only in Trade Paperback format. Winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Judge was Marilynne Robinson who said of it "These stories abound in a rich life, holding sad, awkward, edgy contemporaneity in their generous embrace....There is great originality and great freedom in Thisbe Nissen's approach to her subject...."  
Price: 45.00 USD
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Traps (Iowa Short Fiction Award), Olsen, Sondra Spatt
14 Olsen, Sondra Spatt Traps (Iowa Short Fiction Award)
Iowa City, IA Univ of Iowa Press 1991 0877453462 / 9780877453468 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Review Copy 
Winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award! Selected by Marilynne Robinson who says of it "These stories describe with humor and illusionless generosity the urgency and volatility of our passions and the baffling constraints of the relationships within which our passions are expressed. They are alert to the embarassments people seldom confess to, the tendency of emotion to attach itself to totally inappropriate objects, the shameless inconstancy of self-love." 
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My Body To You, Searle, Elizabeth
15 Searle, Elizabeth My Body To You
Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Press 1993 087745387X / 9780877453871 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a Review Copy that has been SIGNED by Elizabeth Searle on the title page! The author's first book and the 1992 Iowa Short Fiction Award Winner. Selected by James Salter who praised her work, saying "These are stories that walk into a room and every eye turns towards them. Who is this writer, you wonder? She is Elizabeth Searle and believe me, she is for real." 
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A Hole In The Language , Swick, Marly
16 Swick, Marly A Hole In The Language
Iowa City University of Iowa 1990 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
Winner of the 1990 Iowa Short Fiction Award (selected by Jayne Anne Phillips). The author's debut - an important collection of stories. These stories are delicate seimographic meditations on disaster and its aftershocks. The characters are the survivors, digging their way out of the past, shaken but hopeful.  
Price: 45.00 USD
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Listening to Mozart (Iowa Short Fiction Award), Wyatt, Charles
17 Wyatt, Charles Listening to Mozart (Iowa Short Fiction Award)
Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Press 1995 0877455244 / 9780877455240 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
This is a Reviw Copy [Slip and Publisher's materials laid-in] of the 1995 John Simmons Short Fiction Award Winner. Selected by Ethan Canin who says "In "Listening to Mozart," Charles Wyatt displays a poignant, compassionate sense of the small and large; he looks both ways, down into the meticulous details of a musician's humble labor and up into the broad, stirring, inexplicable expanse of his life." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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