Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Jewish Studies. Women's Studies. BASS 1998 is a collection of flash fiction inspired by, inhabiting, and misrepresenting the 1998 installment of the Best American Short Stories anthology series. Each story is in conversation with a piece by the same title in the original BASS 1998. Yet, in its efforts to preserve the 1998 anthology, this collection bends the original stories beyond recognition, replacing them with memories and ghosts from the author's lives in Israel, New York, and suburban America.
Karen Marron lives and writes in Tel Aviv. She is a creative nonfiction editor and the production editor of The Ilanot Review, and has an MA in creative writing from the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University. Her writing has appeared in The Bellingham Review, Entropy, Queen Mob's Tea House, Unbroken Journal, and Hobart.Author City: TEL AVIV ISR