"Last Day on Earth," the title story, chosen for Best American

Short Stories 2017

Winner of the 2018 Towson 

Prize for Literature

LAST DAY ON EARTH

A Newsweek "Best New Book Release"
 
A BuzzFeed "Incredible New Book You Need to Read This Spring"
A Baltimore Sun "Must-Read Book" of the summer
"Affecting…This is top-notch realistic fiction."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"Puchner can be wildly funny…a skewed and fantastic vision of the world." -Kirkus Reviews (STARRED)
 
"These stories get right to the heart of what it's like to be a not-quite adult." -Newsweek
"Memorable portraits…fresh and surprising." 
-Houston Chronicle
"The nine stories in Last Day on Earth are going to shake up the story world." -Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fortune Smiles 
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Besides Last Day on Earth, Eric Puchner is the author of the story collection Music Through the Floor, a finalist for the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award, and the novel Model Home, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, and won a California Book Award.  His short stories and personal essays have appeared in GQ, Granta, Tin House, Zoetrope, Narrative, Glimmer Train, Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses.  He has received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  In 2015 he was awarded the Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize, given annually to writers “of proven excellence in poetry or prose.”  An assistant professor in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, he lives in Baltimore with his wife, the novelist Katharine Noel, and their two children.

 
 Books

MUSIC THROUGH THE FLOOR

MODEL HOME

 
REVIEWS FOR MODEL HOME

"Puchner is a tender, humane observer of family life…affecting."

New York Times Book Review

 
 

upcoming events

Apr 05, 2019

Multiple events: April 5-7

Orcas Island Literary Festival

Orcas Center

917 Mt. Baker Rd.

Eastsound, WA 98245

INFO@OILF.ORG

Jun 27, 2019

Multiple events: June 27-30

Le Marathon des Mots

Multiple venues

Toulouse, France

 

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Representation

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Publicity

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