Books :: Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction
In case you missed it featured in the Editor’s Picks of the February NewPages Book Stand, Nathan Poole’s Father Brother Keeper was published last month by Sarabande Books.
Winner of the 2013 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction selected by Edith Pearlman, Father Brother Keeper’s stories are set in rural Georgia. They investigate small moments that illuminate life-altering struggles: A man slipping into dementia is abandoned at a diner with his granddaughters; a boy descendent of farmers discovers his love of carving wooden birds but buries his creations in shame; bait dogs are left to die, chained in the woods, when they grow too old to fight.
Poole has also received Narrative Magazine’s 2012 Narrative Prize and has served as the Milton Post Graduate Fellow in Writing at Image Journal. His work can be found in The Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine, The Chattahoochie Review, Image, Nat.Brut. Quarterly, The Lumiere Reader, Strangers Magazine, Drum Literary Magazine, and the Saturday Evening Post among others.