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Christine Schutt


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Christine Schutt is the author of a short-story collection, Nightwork, chosen by poet John Ashbery as the best book of 1996 for the Times Literary Supplement. Her first Novel, Florida, was a National Book Award Finalist for fiction in 2004. She is also the author of the story collection A Night, A Day, Another Night, Summer. Her new novel, All Souls, is out now from Harcourt.
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2004) : Florida
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2009) : All Souls


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Wait Till You See Me Dance (2017)
Deb Olin Unferth
"Wait Till You See Me Dance delivers on the promise of surprise in its title: Thirty-nine tap-dance sharp, hilarious stories take up people with hearts askew and right them. Disgruntled mothers, daughters, adjunct professors, speak in a voice 'with a tarp of sad earnestness' so as to win over the reader every time."
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Disappearing Earth (2019)
Julia Phillips
"Julia Phillips’s novel is vividly real, but it reads at times like a suspenseful fairy tale. Here are portraits of different women with a shared yearning for autonomy, in a land inhospitable to it. Here, too, is a story in which, against all odds, they do not give up hope. Disappearing Earth is a brave, affecting accomplishment."

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