Winesburg, Indiana | co-editor with Michael Martone | Break Away Books
“30 writers create the characters in what Martone calls ‘a sad town populated by people who have desperate, writeable lives.’ Some of them are terse. Some, like Roxane Gay’s ‘Tara Jenkins,’ are beautiful.” —Indianapolis Monthly
Winesburg, Indiana is a series of dramatic monologues from many different writers. I worked on this project for about five years with Michael Martone, soliciting and editing and publishing the individual pieces in Booth. In 2015, IU Press published the stories as an anthology.
“The concept behind Winesburg, Indiana seems almost impossible to pull off: asking an all-star roster of small and major press writers to contribute work to a fabulist linked story collection… .The collection makes the argument that Indiana—not to mention the greater Midwest—is more than just flyover country.” —Salvatore Pane, author of Last Call in the City of Bridges