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Padgett Powell


USA flag (1952 - )

Padgett Powell is an American novelist in the Southern literary tradition. His debut novel, Edisto (1984), was nominated for the American Book Award and was excerpted in The New Yorker.Powell has been a writing professor at the University of Florida since 1984.
 
Anthologies containing stories by Padgett Powell
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Short stories
Letter from a Dogfighter's Aunt, Deceased (1991)


Awards
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2011) : You & I


Padgett Powell recommends
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Venus Drive (2000)
Sam Lipsyte
"These are torqued-up, enthusiastically black-hearted stories by a grimly cheerful author. And the damned things are queerly rather loving and lovely as well."
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Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever (2010)
Justin Taylor
"This is not quaint blue-collar realism but something entirely more honest. Thers is a debt paid to Donald Barthelme... and a strange undertow of Philip Roth, which makes for a new literrary beast."

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