The Habit of Art

The Habit of Art

Best Stories from the Indiana University Fiction Workshop
Distribution: World
Publication date: 09/29/2005
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-21807-0
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The scientist has the habit of science; the artist, the habit of art." —Flannery O’Connor

This collection of stories contains some of the best new short fiction from America. The stories display a wide range of styles, settings, and themes. In addition to being among the country’s most talented, prize-winning writers, the authors gathered in The Habit of Art also share a common bond as former members of the fiction workshop at Indiana University, which celebrates its first 25 years with the publication of this book.

Author Bio

Tony Ardizzone is author of seven books of fiction, including In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu; Taking It Home: Stories from the Neighborhood; Larabi’s Ox: Stories of Morocco; and the recently completed novel The Whale Chaser. His writing has received the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and other honors. He is director of the creative writing program at Indiana University and lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Table of Contents

Bocce Renée Manfredi
Six Ways to Jump Off a Bridge Brian Leung
Surrogates Rachel Hall
In the Doorway of Rhee's Jazz Joint D. Winston Brown
Ramone Judy Troy
Who's Your Daddy? Bob Bledsoe
Mouthful of Sorrow Dana Johnson
The Penance Practicum Erin McGraw
Three Parting Shots and a Forecast Christie Hodgen
Casualidades Carolyn Alessio
Scarlet Mandy Sayer
Ways to Kill a Snapper Gregory Miller
Selling the Apartment Danit Brown
Relevant Girl Tenaya Darlington
A Morning for Milk Seamus Boshell
Pork Chops Eileen FitzGerald
The Nine Ideas for a Happier Whole Amos Magliocco
Stepping in Ms. Cent-Jean's Shoes Crystal S. Thomas
Dream House Barbara Bean
Home Course Advantage Clint McCown
All Saints Day Angela Pneuman