Picture of author.

Shannon Ravenel

Forfatter af The Best American Short Stories 1990

36+ Works 1,958 Members 2 Reviews

Om forfatteren

Shannon Ravenel, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, was series editor of The Best American Short Stories for fourteen years. She inaugurated the New Stories from the South series in 1986. She serves as Director of Shannon Ravenel Books, an Algonquin imprint, and lives in Chapel Hill, North vis mere Carolina vis mindre


Værker af Shannon Ravenel

The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990) — Series Editor — 216 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989) — Series Editor — 187 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories of the 80s (1990) — Redaktør — 157 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988) — Series editor — 156 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987) — Series Editor — 127 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984) — Series editor — 101 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986) — Series editor — 94 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983) — Series Editor — 70 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985) — Series editor — 59 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South 2000: The Year's Best (2000) — Redaktør — 53 eksemplarer
Best of the South: From Ten Years of New Stories from the South (1996) — Series Editor — 49 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South 2001: The Year's Best (2001) — Redaktør — 47 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South 1998: The Year's Best (1998) — Redaktør — 39 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South 1999: The Year's Best (1999) — Redaktør — 37 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1997 (1997) — Redaktør — 34 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South 2004: The Year's Best (2004) — Redaktør — 33 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981) — Series Editor — 33 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980) — Series editor — 32 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South 2003: The Year's Best (2003) — Redaktør — 32 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1995 (1995) — Redaktør — 32 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1996 (1996) — Redaktør — 31 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South 2002: The Year's Best (2002) — Redaktør — 31 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1991 (1991) — Redaktør — 30 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South 2005: The Year's Best (2005) — Redaktør — 28 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1982 (1982) — Series Editor — 27 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1993 (1993) — Redaktør — 25 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979) — Series editor — 24 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978) — Series editor — 24 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1992 (1992) — Redaktør — 22 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1994 (1994) — Redaktør — 19 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1990 (1990) — Redaktør — 17 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1987 (1987) — Redaktør — 14 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1989 (1989) — Editor & Preface — 13 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1986 (1986) — Redaktør — 12 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1988 (1988) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer

Associated Works

A Miracle of Catfish: A Novel in Progress (2007) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver152 eksemplarer

Satte nøgleord på

Almen Viden



Technically, it took me twelve years to finish this excellent collection of short stories as I bought the book in 2005. I was taking a weeklong workshop at the Iowa Writer’s Festival that year and the instructor, Mary Helen Stefaniak had included in the syllabus the opening story in the collection, “A Note to Biographers Regarding Famous Author Flannery O’Connor” written, coincidentally, by Mary Helen Stefaniak. It’s a great story and an excellent introduction to the collection.

Despite good intentions, the book remained on my shelf for the next dozen years until I rediscovered it during a bookshelf reorganizing project. Twenty compelling stories from a diverse collection of authors including Chris Offutt (“The Best Friend”), Robert Olen Butler (“Heavy Metal”), William Gay (“My Hand is Just Fine Where it Is”), Allan Garganus (“He’s at the Office”) , Tony Earley (“Just Married”) and Margo Rabb (“How to Write a Story”).

I am a big fan of William Gay and Tony Early and would highly recommended any of their stories or novels, but if I had to pick a favorite from this collection it would have to be Margo Rabb’s “How to Write a Story,” – a tragicomic tale of an aspiring young writer trying to make sense of her life situation while navigating the rough waters of a prestigious MFA program.

But maybe it’s my favorite because it’s the last story I read. I might have to go back and read Mary Helen’s story again.

Highly recommended.
… (mere)
LenJoy | Mar 14, 2021 |
I didn't care for this issue of Best American Short Stories as much as I have most of the issues I've read, which surprised me because the series editor is Margaret Atwood who I really like. My favorite stories in this collection include "Kubuku Rides (This Is It)" by Larry Brown, "White Angel" by Michael Cunningham and "The Management of Grief" by Bharati Mukherjee.
1 stem
juli1357 | Jan 3, 2011 |


Måske også interessante?

Associated Authors

Alice Munro Contributor
Mavis Gallant Contributor
Richard Bausch Contributor
Joy Williams Contributor
Mark Richard Contributor
Charles Baxter Contributor
Raymond Carver Contributor
Robert Olen Butler Contributor, Preface
Joyce Carol Oates Contributor
Lee Smith Contributor, Preface
Larry Brown Contributor, Preface
Rick Bass Contributor
Bharati Mukherjee Contributor
John Updike Contributor
Padgett Powell Contributor, Preface
Tony Earley Contributor, Preface, Foreword
Peter Taylor Contributor
Wright Morris Contributor
James Lee Burke Contributor
Jill McCorkle Contributor, Preface
Tim Gautreaux Contributor, Preface
George Singleton Contributor
Donald Barthelme Contributor
Annette Sanford Contributor
Tobias Wolff Contributor
Elizabeth Tallent Contributor
William Gay Contributor
Rick DeMarinis Contributor
Ingrid Hill Contributor
Cynthia Ozick Contributor
Nanci Kincaid Contributor
Paul Bowles Contributor
Dale Ray Phillips Contributor
C.S. Godshalk Contributor
Russell Banks Contributor
Mary Hood Contributor
Chris Offutt Contributor
Wendy Brenner Contributor
Robert Stone Contributor
Clyde Edgerton Contributor
Michael Knight Contributor
Mary Ward Brown Contributor
Bobbie Ann Mason Contributor
Robert Love Taylor Contributor
Tim O'Brien Contributor
Susan Sontag Contributor
Ralph Lombreglia Contributor
Ethan Canin Contributor
Edward Allen Contributor
Moira Crone Contributor
Lee K. Abbott Contributor
Ursula K. Le Guin Contributor
Louise Erdrich Contributor
Andre Dubus Contributor
Frederick Busch Contributor
Kurt Rheinheimer Contributor
Marjorie Sandor Contributor
Robert Morgan Contributor
Robert Boswell Contributor
Robert Coover Contributor
Hilding Johnson Contributor
Lewis Nordan Contributor
Charles Johnson Contributor
Edith Milton Contributor
Melanie Sumner Contributor
Ellen Douglas Contributor, Preface
Edward P. Jones Contributor
Norman Rush Contributor
Patricia Lear Contributor
Barry Hannah Contributor
Janice Daugharty Contributor
Ron Carlson Contributor
Reginald McKnight Contributor
Pam Durban Contributor
Susan Perabo Contributor
Ann Beattie Contributor
Grace Paley Contributor
Bob Shacochis Contributor
Lore Segal Contributor
Patricia Henley Contributor
Steven Millhauser Contributor
Denis Johnson Contributor
Pam Houston Contributor
Lorrie Moore Contributor
Dennis McFarland Contributor
Siri Hustvedt Contributor
Joan Wickersham Contributor
Larry Woiwode Contributor
Thomas H. McNeely Contributor
Jim Grimsley Contributor
Stephen Coyne Contributor
Harriet Doerr Contributor
Linda Hogan Contributor
Arthur Robinson Contributor
M. T. Sharif Contributor
David Wong Louie Contributor
Douglas Glover Contributor
Michael Cunningham Contributor
Barbara Gowdy Contributor
Peter Meinke Contributor
Scott Ely Contributor
Romulus Linney Contributor
Heather Sellers Contributor
Judy Troy Contributor
Allan Gurganus Contributor
Paul Prather Contributor
Lucia Nevai Contributor
Gish Jen Contributor
Brian Kiteley Contributor
ES Goldman Contributor
Max Steele Contributor
Lucy Honig Contributor
Robert Lacy Contributor
Richard Currey Contributor
Marcia Guthridge Contributor
Will Blythe Contributor
Gregory Sanders Contributor
David Huddle Contributor
Stephanie Soileau Contributor
Brad Vice Contributor
Brock Clarke Contributor
Dwight Allen Contributor
Elizabeth Hardwick Contributor
Richard Stern Contributor
Tom Franklin Contributor
RT Smith Contributor
Kent Haruf Contributor
Daniel Stern Contributor
Craig Nova Contributor
Sue Miller Contributor
Marly Swick Contributor
Frank Manley Contributor
Pinckney Benedict Contributor
Leon V. Driskell Contributor
Elizabeth Spencer Contributor
Molly Best Tinsley Contributor
Barbara Hudson Contributor
Leon Rooke Contributor
John Sayles Contributor
Dianne Benedict Contributor
Lowry Pei Contributor
Susan Minot Contributor
Jonathan Penner Contributor
Jeanne Schinto Contributor
James Salter Contributor
Donald Justice Contributor
Stephen Kirk Contributor
Reynolds Price Contributor
Mona Simpson Contributor
Richard Ford Contributor
Thomas McGuane Contributor
Tess Gallagher Contributor
Jessica Neely Contributor
David Lipsky Contributor
Frank Conroy Contributor
Kent Nelson Contributor
Dan Leone Contributor
Amy Hempel Contributor
Max Apple Contributor
Rosanne Coggeshall Contributor
Carol Bly Contributor
Julie Schumacher Contributor
Laurie Colwin Contributor
Guy Vanderhaeghe Contributor
Marian Thurm Contributor
Diane Vreuls Contributor
Bill Barich Contributor
Carolyn Chute Contributor
Robert Taylor Jr Contributor
James Bond Contributor
Joseph Epstein Contributor
John L'Heureux Contributor
Michael Bishop Contributor
EL Doctorow Contributor
Deborah Seabrooke Contributor
Margaret Edwards Contributor
Jane Smiley Contributor
Beth Nugent Contributor
HE Francis Contributor
Starkey Flythe Contributor
Bev Jafek Contributor
John Holman Contributor
R.H.W. Dillard Contributor
D. Winston Brown Contributor
Cathy Day Contributor
Karen Sagstetter Contributor
A. Manette Ansay Contributor
Margo Rabb Contributor
Christopher Miner Contributor
Luke Whisnant Contributor
Linda Wendling Contributor
Marshall Boswell Contributor
Christie Hodgen Contributor
Edith Pearlman Contributor
James Ellis Thomas Contributor
Carrie Brown Contributor
John Barth Contributor
Jane R. Shippen Contributor
Nicola Mason Contributor
Elizabeth Tippens Contributor
Trudy Lewis Contributor
Jennifer Moses Contributor
Stephen Dixon Contributor
Nancy Richard Contributor
Stephen Marion Contributor
Michael Gills Contributor
Enid Shomer Contributor
Josh Russell Contributor
Sara Powers Contributor
Andrew Alexander Contributor
Richard Schmitt Contributor
Laura Payne Butler Contributor
Mary Gordon Contributor
Mary Clyde Contributor
Michael Erard Contributor
Lucy Hochman Contributor
Charles East Contributor
Marc Vassallo Contributor
Elizabeth Gilbert Contributor
Patricia Elam Ruff Contributor
Beauvais McCaddon Contributor
Gene Able Contributor
Starkey Flythe Jr. Contributor
Ann Pancake Contributor
Drew Perry Contributor
Elizabeth McGrath Contributor
Amelia Moseley Contributor
Joseph McElroy Contributor
Louis D. Rubin Jr Contributor
KA Longstreet Contributor
Vincent G. Dethier Contributor
Walter Abish Contributor
Tayari Jones Contributor
Silas House Contributor
James Robison Contributor
Robert Henderson Contributor
Dorothy Allison Contributor
John Dufresne Contributor
David Evanier Contributor
Latha Viswanathan Contributor
William H. Gass Contributor
T. Gertler Contributor
Ken Craven Contributor
Ellen Gilchrist Contributor
Scott Gould Contributor
Norman Waksler Contributor
Lucy Corin Contributor
Gordon Weaver Contributor
MMM Hayes Contributor
Donald Hays Contributor
Hillary Hebert Contributor
Larry Heinemann Contributor
Curt Johnson Contributor
Barry Targan Contributor
Lynn Marie Contributor
Steve Almond Contributor
Mark Winegardner Contributor
Brad Barkley Contributor
Doris Betts Contributor
David Gilbert Contributor
JD Dolan Contributor
William Faulkner Contributor
Kathy Flann Contributor
Corey Mesler Contributor
Tom Paine Contributor
Aaron Gwyn Contributor
Julie Orringer Contributor
Kate Small Contributor
David Koon Contributor
Andrea Lee Contributor
Bill Roorbach Contributor
Cary Holladay Contributor
Rebecca Soppe Contributor
Ada Long Contributor
Kevin Wilson Contributor
Judy Budnitz Contributor
Dennis Lehane Contributor
Ethan Hauser Contributor
Michael Parker Contributor
Anne F. Rosner Contributor
Joyce Renwick Contributor
Mary Robison Contributor
Nicholson Baker Contributor
James Ferry Contributor
Alvin Greenberg Contributor
Robert Gupta Contributor
William Hauptman Contributor
RE Smith Contributor
Ian Macmillan Contributor
Fred Licht Contributor
Lissa McLaughlin Contributor
Joanna Higgins Contributor
Wendell Berry Contributor
Dennis Loy Johnson Contributor
Paula K. Gover Contributor
Wayne Karlin Contributor
Kevin Calder Contributor
Lee Merrill Byrd Contributor
Jean Thompson Contributor
Robert T. Sorrells Contributor
Herbert Wilner Contributor
Seán Virgo Contributor
Gilbert Sorrentino Contributor
William Styron Contributor
Silvia Tennenbaum Contributor
Robley Wilson, Jr. Contributor
Rolf Yngve Contributor
Leslie Epstein Contributor
Peter LaSalle Contributor
Maxine Kumin Contributor
James Kaplan Contributor
Kaatje Hurlbut Contributor
Mary Hedin Contributor
John Gardner Contributor
Stanley Elkin Contributor
Peter Marsh Contributor
Elizabeth Cullinan Contributor
Lyn Coffin Contributor
Rosellen Brown Contributor
Harold Brodkey Contributor
Jane Bowles Contributor
Saul Bellow Contributor
Jonathan Baumbach Contributor
Bernard Malamud Contributor
Mark Helprin Contributor
Tim McCarthy Contributor
Max Schott Contributor
Ian McEwan Contributor
Natalie LM Petesch Contributor
Ruth McLaughlin Contributor
Alison Baker Contributor
Karen Minton Contributor
Abraham Verghese Contributor
Pamela Erbe Contributor
Kathleen Cushman Contributor
Nancy Krusoe Contributor
Greg Johnson Contributor
Tom Bailey Contributor
Lance Olsen Contributor
Ron Robinson Contributor
Donna Trussell Contributor
Peggy Payne Contributor
Robert Taylor Contributor
Vicki Covington Contributor
Sandy Huss Contributor
Paula Sharp Contributor
Kelly Cherry Contributor
W.A. Smith Contributor
Sylvia Wilkinson Contributor
Doug Crowell Contributor
Suzanne Brown Contributor
Wallace Whatley Contributor
Gloria Norris Contributor
Elizabeth Harris Contributor
Sunny Rogers Contributor
Jim Hall Contributor
Eve Shelnutt Contributor
Charlotte Holmes Contributor
Ellen Akins Contributor
Barbara Kingsolver Contributor


Also by
½ 3.7

Diagrammer og grafer