Fiction. Women's Studies. Shortlisted for the 2018 Saroyan International Prize for Fiction. Winner of the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal for Short Story Fiction. Foreword Reviews 2017 Indies Finalist for Short Stories (Adult Fiction). THE TRUTH ABOUT ME: STORIES is the fiction debut of extraordinary stories by New York writer Louise Marburg, in which shortcomings, secrets, and inventions turn notions of love and self upside down. No matter what their station in life, the characters in these wry and moving stories face moments in which the shock of being and becoming comes from within. Of Marburg's work, acclaimed short story writer Richard Bausch says her "characters go through the shifts and sunderings of life in vivid and lyrically direct prose, and your blood jumps." Antonya Nelson writes "[the] author's capacious heart has room for a vast array of very different characters, each of whom receives the fully serious respect and sympathy in the telling of his or her story. In this way, every reader can find 'me' here, not to mention truth." "These are smart and lovely stories, perceptive, compassionate, and sometimes shocking. Who are these people, so helpless in the currents that surround them? Marburg reveals their cowardice, their flaws, and their deep capacities to engage the heart," says author Roxana Robinson.
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Louise Marburg studied design at the Kansas City Art Institute, is a graduate of New York University's Gallatin Division, and holds a Master's Degree in Fiction from Columbia University's School of the Arts. Her stories have been published in Cold Mountain Review, The Lascaux Review Prize Anthology, Necessary Fiction, and other publications. A native of Baltimore, she lives in New York City and Connecticut with her husband, the artist Charles Marburg, and their three French Bulldogs.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA