Tartt Fiction Award! These Deep South stories focus on character and setting. They often present humor and on occasion delve into form.
Southern? Experimental? A collection of stories you’ll come to love as you might love something
crippled but precious, love it so much you’ll worry that your head may be broken. Isn’t that a problem? Remember: Holes can show up out of nowhere. One day all is solid and some other day, there’s just a rubbly floor. But this is not a book of strategies to deal with uncertainty. It’s a book about the collapsing floor of living. Probably best if you don’t talk about it and instead just read the stories. Maybe you will then call somebody on the phone and read one to them, let them know the floor they’re standing on has a whole lot of things moving beneath it.
Fiction. Experimental Fiction.
Schuyler Dickson is a writer and regenerative farmer. He earned a BA in Southern Studies from Ole Miss and his MFA in Creative Writing from Northwestern, where he won the Distinguished Thesis Award. His work has been long listed for the Dzanc Fiction Award, placed third in the Larry Brown Short Story Award, and won the Tartt First Fiction Award. His stories have appeared in JMWW, Split Lip Magazine, PANK, and New World Writing, among others. He lives with his wife and children in Houlka, MS.