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Danielle Evans, author of the short story collection The Office of Historical Corrections

In today's Conversation, meet Danielle Evans, whose recently published story collection The Office of Historical Corrections (2021) was a finalist for The Aspen Prize, The Story Prize, and The LA Times Book prize for fiction. She is the 2021 winner of The New Literary Project Joyce Carol Oates Prize, a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts fellow, and a 2011 National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree.

Danielle's first collection, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self (2009), won the PEN American Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Hurston-Wright award for fiction, and the Paterson Prize for fiction.

Her stories have appeared in magazines including The Paris Review, A Public Space, American Short Fiction, Callaloo, The Sewanee Review, and Phoebe, and have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2008, 2010, 2017, and 2018, and in New Stories From The South.

She received an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop, previously taught creative writing at American University in Washington DC and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and currently teaches in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

You can purchase Danielle's books from the independent Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza:

The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories:

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self --

Edward Schwarzschild, NYS Writers Institute fellow and director of Creative Writing at UAlbany, interviews Danielle Evans.

More Danielle Evans

"The Confounding Insistence on Innocence: A Q&A With Danielle Evans," by Naomi Jackson, Poets & Writers, November/December 2020

"An Interview with Danielle Evans," Lily Meyer, Believer magazine, January 7, 2021


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