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Jill McCorkle



Jill McCorkle is a professor in the MFA in Creative Writing program at NC State. She has taught at UNC-Chapel Hill, Tufts University and Brandeis, where she was the Frannie Hurst Visiting Writer. She was a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Creative Writing at Harvard for five years where she also served as chair of the creative writing program.She lives with her husband in Hillsborough.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
January 2024

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Old Crimes
 
Novels
   The Cheer Leader (1984)
   July 7th (1984)
   Tending to Virginia (1987)
   Ferris Beach (1990)
   Carolina Moon (1996)
   Life After Life (2013)
   Hieroglyphics (2020)
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Collections
   Crash Diet (1992)
   Final Vinyl Days (1998)
   Creatures of Habit (2001)
   Going Away Shoes (2009)
   Old Crimes (2024)
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Jill McCorkle recommends
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The Divorcees (2024)
Rowan Beaird
"The alluring and fascinating backdrop of a divorce ranch for women in the '50s is reason enough to dive into Rowan Beaird's stunning debut novel, The Divorcees, but that is just the beginning. This beautifully crafted, suspenseful journey of secrets and intrigue will hold readers spellbound."
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America Fantastica (2023)
Tim O'Brien
"Tim O'Brien is one of our greatest storytellers, and his latest - America Fantastica - is a beauty. Steeped in acute wisdom and hilarious wisecracks, this satirical romp through the 'mythomania' and 'lying contagion' that plagues our society is also a study in one man's broken heart and the truths that have shaped it."
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Varina Palladino's Jersey Italian Love Story (2023)
Terri-Lynne DeFino
"Varina Palladino's Jersey Italian Love Story is fun and funny, wonderfully exuberant, and incredibly wise. These endearing characters - their voices and stories - will be with me for a long time to come. I didn't want to say good-bye."

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Anthologies containing stories by Jill McCorkle
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The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Richard Russo
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The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Alice Sebold
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The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Katrina Kenison and Lorrie Moore
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The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Sue Miller

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