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Author: Kristine Somerville and Speer Morgan, Editors

Missouri Review Books editors Kristine Somerville and Speer Morgan bring a combined editorial experience of nearly eighty years to publishing literary works by writers of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. A professor of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia since 1972, Morgan is among the most respected editors in literary publishing. The author of five novels and a collection of short stories and the editor of three other books, he's a past recipient of an NEA Fellowship for Fiction and the recipient of an American Book Award for The Freshour Cylinders, a novel published in 1998. Somerville's work has appeared in a variety of magazines, including the North American Review, Passages North, Quarterly West, and New Voices from the Academy of American Poets. She oversees the Missouri Review's various promotional efforts, including direct mail, national advertising, fundraising dinners, and charity events. Somerville also oversees the Missouri Review's cover design and artwork, and writes TMR's "found text" and art features.

Private Lives: Stories
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Private Lives: Stories

Missouri Review Books

“I think very few people are completely normal really, deep down in their private lives,” says Amanda, the sharp witted, razor-tongued heroine in Noel Coward’s 1930s comedy of manners, Private Lives. While critics considered it a souffle of a play; ...

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Strange Encounters: Short Stories
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Strange Encounters: Short Stories

Missouri Review Books

Fiction. The odd, illuminating moment that arises from a strange encounter is a trope in short fiction that seldom gets shopworn. Unlikely collisions both in terms of plot and character give energy and illumination to the fifteen stories collected i...

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Trouble in Mind: the Short Story and Conflict
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Trouble in Mind: the Short Story and Conflict

Missouri Review Books

Fiction. Short Stories. The twelve Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize winning stories in TROUBLE IN MIND: THE SHORT STORY AND CONFLICT embody the Missouri Review's ideas about memorable fiction as well as exhibit our eye for talent with work by Jason B...

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