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Dangerous Places Paperback – November 15, 2009
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DANGEROUS PLACES, a collection of short fiction, received the 2008 G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize from BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2009 the book was named the recipient of the National "Best Books 2009" Award--Fiction & Literature: Short Story Fiction by USA Book News.
Two novellas were featured in NEXT STOP HOLLYWOOD, a collection of fiction from St. Martin's Press in 2007.
He has also published two prior collections of short fiction, SUSPICIOUS ORIGINS (St. Paul: New Rivers Press) and SINGING ON THE TITANIC (Urbana and Chicago: The University of Illinois Press), a book recorded by the Library of Congress for the blind.
His work has twice been read on National Public Radio's "The Sound of Writing" and has three times won P.E.N. Syndicated Fiction Awards. He has been named at fellow at Norman Mailer House, Ucross, Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, was a scholar at Bread Loaf, and in consecutive years was named a winner of the annual Boston Fiction Festival prize. His memoir, "Iowa Black Dirt," about being a single parent, won First Prize in a contest sponsored by The Good Men Foundation, and appears in that anthology.
In 2012 he was named a Fellow in Creative Nonfiction by the Massachusetts Arts Council.
(see also: www.perryglasser.com.)
Top Customer Reviews
I'm especially impressed by this: the stories here, for all the danger in them, are really about tenderness, about how people who have BEEN to dangerous places live their lives moving forward, a little more guarded maybe, but also with greater empathy and wisdom.
It's a must read, especially if you consider yourself a fan of the short story form.