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Garth Risk Hallberg



aka Garth Hallberg

Garth Risk Hallbergs stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, New York Times Book Review, New York magazine, Slate, Los Angeles Times, and Best New American Voices 2008. His illustrated novella, A Field Guide to the North American Family,was nominated for the Believer Book Award. He is 35 years old, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children.
 


Genres: Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
Novels
   City On Fire (2015)
   The Second Coming (2024)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Anthologies edited
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Awards
2017 Granta Best of Young American Novelists

Garth Risk Hallberg recommends
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A Calling for Charlie Barnes (2021)
Joshua Ferris
"If Augie March was a 'Columbus of the near-at-hand,' Charlie Barnes is a whole America: a dreaming, scheming paterfamilias forever 'expanding out to the coasts' and outstripping whatever inconvenient facts or exuberant fictions might hope to contain him. Is he for real? Are any of us? This much is certain: Funny, moving, and formally a work of genius, A Calling for Charlie Barnes is quite literally the book Joshua Ferris was born to write."
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The Recent East (2021)
Thomas Grattan
"Between life and death, as The Recent East would have it, we move 'from place to memory.' This remarkably humane first novel manages the quantum feat of restoring Cold War-era Germany to both categories at once. Its powerful intelligence and crystalline observations revive a set of memories - the late '60s, the early '90s - touched with a bygone world's Ostalgie. Yet in his enormous sensitivity, his feel for character, and his wry humor, Thomas Grattan also pins down precisely our own contentious place in history - our own riven and intimate selves. All in all: Ein Wunder!"
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Huck Out West (2017)
Robert Coover
"A giant stands on the shoulders of a giant, and the view is large and giddying. In its vibrant skylarking and in its yearning undertow, this disenchanted enchantment throws new light on Twain's America--and on Robert Coover's."

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