Uncategorized | March 07, 2006

Eric Puchner, whose short story, “Diablo,” appeared in TMR 26:3 (2003), will publish his debut collection, Music Through the Floor, with Scribner. Puchner, who earned his MFA from the University of Arizona and who was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, has also published stories in Zoetrope: All-Story, the Chicago Tribune, Glimmer Train, and Best New American Voices 2005. Of Puchner’s work, Charles Baxter writes, “This is the most auspicious debut of a short story collection that I have encountered in years. Eric Puchner is a master of the perfect phrase and the perfect detail, and his stories are exceptionally wide-ranging in subject and tone . . . . The writing is at all times smart and emotionally courageous. Writers like Erich Puchner are keeping the short story form alive . . .”