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Slideshow: Creative Writing Faculty Books

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Creative Writing Faculty Books

Here is a small selection of the work by the distinguished faculty of the creative writing program at the University of Memphis. Click on any book cover to view slideshow.

Peace
by Richard Bausch
<i>Peace</i> Moss Chair of Excellence Richard Bausch's 11th novel, Peace, about American soldiers in Italy at the end of World War II recently won the international Dayton Literary Peace Prize. (Alfred A. Knopf Publishing)

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A Fight in the Doctor's Office
by Cary Holladay
<i>A Fight in the Doctor's Office</i> Associate professor Cary Holladay won the 2008 Miami University of Ohio Novella Competition with A Fight in the Doctor's Office. (Miami University Press)

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Sea Dogs
by John Bensko
<i>Sea Dogs</i> Professor John Bensko's short story collection Sea Dogs is set mostly along the beaches of the coastal South where quirky characters and animals collide. (Graywolf Press)

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Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Shadow of Rocky Flats
by Kristen Iversen
<i>Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Shadow of Rocky Flats</i> Associate professor Kristen Iversen's forthcoming environmental memoir, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Shadow of Rocky Flats, looks at living near and working at the secret facility that developed plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs in Colorado.

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Something Is Out There
by Richard Bausch
<i>Something Is Out There</i> In Bausch's 8th collection of stories, Something Is Out There, the characters "make bad choices, occasionally even deadly choices, because they can't help themselves - and because the universe is full of peril and temptation." - New York Times Book Review (Alfred A. Knopf Publishing)

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The Waterman's Children
by John Bensko
<i>The Waterman's Children </i> The Waterman's Children is Bensko's second collection of poetry. His first won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, the oldest annual literary award in the country. (University of Massachusetts Press)

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Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth
by Kristen Iversen
<i>Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth</i> Iversen's biography Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth won of the Colorado Book Award for Biography and the Barbara Sudler Award for Nonfiction. It's now in its ninth printing. (Johnson Books Publishing)

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The Quick-Change Artist
by Cary Holladay
<i>The Quick-Change Artist </i> Magic and memory are conjured in Holladay's short story collection The Quick-Change Artist clustered around a resort hotel in a small Virginia community. (Swallow Press/Ohio University Press)

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Thanksgiving Night
by Richard Bausch
<i>Thanksgiving Night</i> In Bausch's novel Thanksgiving Night, two families entangle in clannish chaos when a handyman is summoned by two squabbling, headstrong old ladies who want to divide--literally--their house in the Blue Ridge Mountains. (Harper Collins Publishing)

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Shadowboxing: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction
by Kristen Iversen
<i>Shadowboxing: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction</i> Iversen wrote the first creative nonfiction textbook to cover all the major subgenres, Shadowboxing: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction. (Prentice Hall Publishing)

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Hello to the Cannibals
by Richard Bausch
<i>Hello to the Cannibals</i> Two women. Two centuries. One novel. Bausch imagines a time-defying friendship emerging between Mary Kingsley, the famous Victorian explorer, and Lily Austin, a college dropout in the late 1980s in Hello to the Cannibals. (Harper Collins Publishing)

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Iron City
by John Bensko
<i>Iron City</i> The poems in Bensko's Iron City focus on scenes and characters from the coal and steel producing regions of Alabama, an unlikely but rich source for meditations on hidden emotions in our lives. (University of Illinois Press)

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Mercury
by Cary Holladay
<i>Mercury</i> First Tennessee professor Holladay's novel Mercury opens with Katelynn, recovering from mercury poisoning, witnesses the sinking of a tourist boat, which intertwines the characters' lives in profound ways. (Shaye Areheart Books/Random House Publishing)

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Selected Stories of Richard Bausch
by Richard Bausch
<i>Selected Stories of Richard Bausch</i> Selected Stories of Richard Bausch brings together 10 pieces of Bausch's. "People who say the short story is dead are badly misinformed. My comment to them is the short story will be at their funerals. It's been around forever. It's not going away." - Richard Bausch (The Modern Library/Random House Publishing)

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