That's What I Like
Born of a Texas Review competition to honor outstanding new writing, the collection snowballed as Garrett and Ruffin realized Southern fiction of the 1990s merits a gathering all its own. Contributors hail from nearly every Southern state; their subjects span the world; their style fit no defined formulas; their works both praise and parody the literary legacy of their forebears. Some writers are well known while others are virtually unknown. Unified by excellence as much as by region, these works comprise the most representative and entertaining collection of short Southern fiction to be published in decades.
About the Authors
Paul Ruffin is founding editor of the Texas Review, professor of English at Sam Houston State University, and member of the Texas Institute of Letters.
"Enough to make even the crankiest of Northerners wish they were Southern."—Kit Reed, author of Thief of Lives
"To call this literature regional is to sell it short; it's national in scope."—Nicholas Delbanco, author of Running in Place: Scenes from the South of France
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