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Comments Adam Haslett

It was an honor to have a story of mine selected from so many that are published each year.

(author photo © Brigitte Lacombe)


Writing Tips

The longer I write, the more I believe that writing is the art of not giving up, the art of surviving radical doubt about the worthiness and purpose of your own work. There can only be creation if there is also endurance.



About the Author

Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and received the PEN/Malamud Award for short fiction. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, and Zoetrope: All-Story, among other publications. He lives in New York City.


Writer's Desk

  • I'm working on my first novel, a few stories in very early stages, and a lecture.


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