What to Read from AWP Writers

During the two days I spent at the AWP conference (the largest writing conference in the US) last weekend, I compiled a list of titles that we’re either being promoted or suggested by presenters. Just a fun list, most of these titles I have not read so if they are terrible, don’t blame me. haha!


Short Stories and Flash Fiction


Cover taken from Press53.com

Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway (short story)

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street by Herman Melville

Fissures by Grant Faulkner (a book of 100 100-word stories)

Hard Time by Courtney Watson (100-word story found here)


Cover taken from coppercanyonpress.org

Cover taken from coppercanyonpress.org

Splitting an Order by Ted Kooser

The News by Jeffrey Brown



some other town cover

Cover taken from HarperCollins.com

Boarded Windows by Dylan Hicks

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

Death and the Good Life by Richard Hugo

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Pulitzer Prize winner)

The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby

The Lighthouse by Virgina Wolff

Some Other Town by Elizabeth Collison (Harper Collins book with a really catchy cover!)


About Sarah JS

Aspiring writer, lover of words, book nerd, working editor, and permanent student of the world

Posted on April 15, 2015, in A Writer's Life and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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