Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for FictionWinner of the 2011 Ambassador Book AwardA Finalist for the Paterson Fiction PrizeSince 1986, with the publication of her first story collection, Deborah Eisenberg has devoted herself to writing “exquisitely distilled stories” which “present an unusually distinctive portrait of contemporary American life” to quote the MacArthur Foundation. This one volume brings together Transactions in a Foreign Currency, Under the 82nd Airborne, All Around Atlantis and her most recent collection, Twilight of the Superheroes.
Deborah Eisenberg is the author of four collections of stories. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has taught at the University of Virginia since 1994, where she is currently a professor of creative writing.
In awarding her one of their distinguished “Genius Grants”, the MacArthur Foundation called Deborah Eisenberg’s stories “exquisitely distilled” and said they present “an unusually distinctive portrait of contemporary American life.”
One of the best known and successful short-story writers of our time, Deborah Eisenberg joins host Mike Cuthbert on the occasion of the publication of a new compilation of her work: “The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg.”
Deborah Eisenberg, discusses her writing career and her latest book, The Collected Stories, which brings together in one volume her story collections.
Audio courtesy of The Leonard Lopate Show - http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/
Recipient of a 2009 MacArthur Fellowship, Deborah Eisenberg was recently recognized by Ben Marcus, writing in The New York Times, as one of the most important fiction writers now at work. She has been publishing spare and elegant prose to national acclaim since the 1980s, with many of her stories appearing in The New Yorker. Winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and three O. Henry Awards, Eisenberg's latest work is her 1,000-page Collected Stories.