In 1982, the Antioch Review published its first story, “Actors,” by Peter LaSalle. Since then, we have published fourteen others. A sixteenth will appear on our pages in 2015. Three of these stories, “What I Found Out About Her,” Winter, 2008, “In the Southern Cone,” Spring, 2009, and, “Tunis and Time,” Winter, 2007, are included in LaSalle’s new book, What I Found Out About Her: Stories of Dreaming Americans, which received the 2014 Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction and has just been released. (See the book trailer here.) The Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction is administered by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English at University of Notre Dame in conjunction with The University of Notre Dame Press.
The pre-publication endorsements for LaSalle’s new collection recognize it as a truly significant work. Author Zulkifkar Ghose says that it “…flows with such masterly ease that he can be said to be in a class of his own, at the forefront of American creators of original prose.” Jay Neugeboren has written that these tales “…are shrewdly original, disarmingly complex, and—always, always, since LaSalle is one of our finest storytellers—as beautifully crafted as they are memorable.” Continue reading