Two Seattle writers have good publishing news

Diana George’s first book, a chapbook called Disciplines, has just been released from Noemi Press. Gary Lutz has said of Diana George’s work, “Rigorous intellect and line-by-line virtuosity do not often coincide in a writer of fiction, but Diana George is an exquisite exception. Her sorrowing exactitude and heart-wrung originality make Disciplines a sublime, truth-haunted debut.” George is also a very, very funny writer which comes as a shock listening to her precisely constructed fiction. When I’ve heard her read the audience seems puzzled first by what they are hearing and gradually realize it is okay to laugh; perhaps they can’t help themselves. George will read from her new book at Richard Hugo House on Capitol Hill in Seattle at 7:30 p.m. (1634 11th Ave; 206-322-7030) on Tuesday April 18th. After the event she will leave on a boat for an island in the San Juans to blow an NEA grant on writing more prose.

Corinna Wyckoff’s excellent stories have been accepted for publication by University of Illinois/Other Voices Books. The collection is tentatively titled, The Wrong Place in the World and will be released in early 2007. She has published short stories in Other Voices and The Clear Cut Future and an essay in Best Essays Northwest. Corinna currently teaches at Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington.OV Books is a new fiction imprint from the fiction only journal in Chicago, Other Voices. The press is dedicated to publishing collections of stories.

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