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Issue 63 — Lynn Stegner

Lynn Stegner

Winner of the 2013 Gival Press Short Story Award

For All the Obvious Reasons

  • This short story is included in the collection titled The Best of Gival Press Short Stories edited by Robert L. Giron.

  • Nominated for the 2014 Pushcart Prize


Lynn Stegner’s books include the novels Undertow and Fata Morgana, both nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and Because a Fire Was in My Head, which received the Faulkner Award for Best Novel, a 2007 Literary Ventures Selection, and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her novella triptych Pipers at the Gates of Dawn was awarded a Faulkner Society’s Gold Medal. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Western States Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Fulbright Scholarship. The anthology West of 98: Living and Writing the New American West, which she co-edited and introduced, was published in 2011; she has recently completed a volume of stories entitled For All the Obvious Reasons. Currently at work on a new novel, she divides her time between San Francisco, California and Greensboro, Vermont.

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