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Z Z Packer

(Zuwena Packer)
USA flag (1973 - )

ZZ PACKER is a recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award and was selected for the New Yorker's summer fiction debut issue in 2002. A graduate of Yale she has been a Wallace Stegner-Truman Capote fellow at Stanford University, where she is currently a Jones lecturer. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2004) : Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

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War by Candlelight (2005)
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"Reader beware: each of the slim tales in War by Candlelight starts off innocently enough, but invariably explodes with the fatal power of a grenade or the sudden, magnificent blossoming of a flower. Daniel Alarcón is a storyteller whose wisdom outpaces his youth, and whose talent is already ablaze."

The Cellist of Sarajevo (2008)
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"I cannot imagine a lovelier, more beautifully wrought book about the depravity of war as The Cellist of Sarajevo. Each chapter is a brief glimpse at yet another aspect of the mind, the heart, the soul - altogether Galloway gives us fine, deep notes of human music which will remain long after the final page."

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"A fierce, beautiful tour de force... a heroine for the ages... Luckett is a writer to watch and admire."

Shake Down the Stars (2013)
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