World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Eric Puchner

Article Id: WHEBN0023016675
Reproduction Date:

Title: Eric Puchner  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Stegner Fellowship, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Chadwick School, Jones Lectureship
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Eric Puchner

Eric Puchner is an American novelist, and short story writer.


His short stories have appeared in Chicago Tribune, The Sun, The Missouri Review,[1] and Best New American Voices. He was a fellow at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

He attended Chadwick School high school. He taught at San Francisco State University, and Stanford University.[2] He currently teaches at Claremont McKenna College. [3] [4] [5] He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, novelist Katharine Noel, and their daughter.[6]


  • Pushcart Prize XXVIII
  • Wallace Stegner Fellowship [7]
  • 2006 National Endowment for the Arts grant
  • Music Through the Floor, which was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award.
  • PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist



  • ISBN 978-0-7432-7048-9

Short Stories



  • Best new American voices 2005, John Kulka, Natalie Danford, Francine Prose (eds), Harcourt, 2004, ISBN 978-0-15-602899-8


Sorry, Chekhov and Hemingway. You'd think the golden age of the short story would be now, given our increasingly short attention span. Alas, stories have almost entirely vanished from mainstream magazines, and collections are hardly first on most book publishers' lists. How exhilarating then to come across a young writer as technically gifted and emotionally insightful as Eric Puchner who is (thus far) dedicated to the short form. The nine stories in his debut collection, Music Through the Floor, are told in a classical mode - not groundbreaking in terms of form or content (misfits forced to swim against life's current), but executed with such fluency, constructed with such surprising plot twists and blessed with so many bright, memorable lines that they rise above the contemporary din.[8]


External links

  • Author's website
  • Interview with Eric Puchner at Simon & Schuster

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.