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Kirkus, Best Short Story Collections 2014

Kirkus Reviews: Best Short Story Collections 2014  

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Kirkus Best Books of 2014

KIRKUS BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2014 FICTION & LITERATURE Released: May 13, 2014 Reviewed: April 3, 2014 THE TAO OF HUMILIATION by Lee Upton “These 17 tales explore personal and familial relationships with both pathos and humor—and all are well … Continue reading

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My Fantasy Book Tour (Tin House)

My Fantasy Book Tour By  Lee Upton  | October 8th, 2014 – 07:00 am I’ve never been on a book tour. Everyone says book tours are rare now anyway and so there’s probably no chance that I’ll ever go on one. And so when I … Continue reading

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Late Night Library Interview

LEE UPTON SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 It’s funny how I remember things. The tiny delicate-looking man in the bar in Malaysia—when we were always traveling somewhere after the baby died and before Gladys came along. That man approached us with such … Continue reading

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New York Times Review of The Tao of Humiliation

Short Stories Lee Upton’s ‘Tao of Humiliation,’ and More By REBECCA LEE JULY 25, 2014 Photo CreditIllustration by John Gall THE TAO OF HUMILIATION Stories By Lee Upton BOA Editions, paper, $16. Readers will want to live inside this wonderful book — … Continue reading

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Responses: “Virtual Blog Tour”

Many thanks to Alix Ohlin, who so kindly tagged me for this virtual blog tour  in which writers answer the same set of four questions.  Here are Alix’s wonderful responses to the questions:  Alix’s Blog.  The remarkable fiction writer Joseph … Continue reading

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The Tao of Humiliation–Booklist

Booklist calls The Tao of Humiliation ‘mastery of the short form’ According to a new Booklist review, Lee Upton’s The Tao of Humiliation is an “entertaining collection,” which will “appeal to fans of a variety of literary authors, such as Grace Paley, Edith Pearlman, … Continue reading

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The Tao of Humiliation

Lee Upton is awarded The Kirkus Star and new reviews Lee Upton’s new fiction collection The Tao of Humiliation is making big waves, with one month still to go until its official publication date. Having received The Kirkus Star(“awarded to books of exceptional … Continue reading

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Swallowing the Sea Nonfiction by Lee Upton Tupelo Press, July 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1936797141 Paperback: 220pp; $24.95 Review by Courtney McDermott “This is a book about ambition,” Lee Upton writes in the first section (aptly titled “Ambition”) of Swallowing the Sea. It would … Continue reading

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Interview for THE NEXT BIG THING

  Swallowing the Sea: On Writing & Ambition Boredom Purity & Secrecy (Tupelo Press, 2012.  Available on Amazon.) I was tagged by the marvelous writer and actor Helene Cardona to take part in The Next Big Thing, a chain of … Continue reading

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