In today’s Conversation, meet Danielle Evans, whose recently published story collection The Office of Historical Corrections (2021) was a finalist for The Aspen Prize, The Story Prize, and The LA Times Book prize for fiction. She is the 2021 winner of The New Literary Project Joyce Carol Oates Prize, a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts fellow, and a 2011 National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree.
Danielle’s first collection, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self (2009), won the PEN American Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Hurston-Wright award for fiction, and the Paterson Prize for fiction.
Her stories have appeared in magazines including The Paris Review, A Public Space, American Short Fiction, Callaloo, The Sewanee Review, and Phoebe, and have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2008, 2010, 2017, and 2018, and in New Stories From The South.
Edward Schwarzschild, NYS Writers Institute fellow and director of Creative Writing at UAlbany, interviews Danielle Evans.
You can watch their talk at The Conversation: https://www.nyswritersinstitute.org/post/danielle-evans-author-of-the-short-story-collection-the-office-of-historical-corrections