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Lee Abbott

Biography

Lee Abbott

Author of DREAMS OF DISTANT LIVES, STRANGERS IN PARADISE, LOVE IS THE CROOKED THING, THE HEART NEVER FITS ITS WANTING, LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT, WET PLACES AT NOON, all collections of stories. His many short stories and reviews, as well as articles on American Literature, have appeared in such journals and magazines as Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, The New York Times Book Review, The Southern Review, Epoch, Boulevard, and The North American Review. His fiction has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories and The Prize Stories: The O'Henry Awards. He has twice won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was awarded a Major Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council in 1991. He is a recipient of the 2004 Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award. His latest collection of stories, ALL THINGS, ALL AT ONCE: NEW & SELECTED STORIES, was published by Norton in June 2006.

Lee Abbott

Books by Lee Abbott

by Philip Deaver and Lee Abbott - Historical , Nonfiction, Sports

Why do accomplished writers (and grown-ups) like Ron Carlson, Rick Bass and Michael Chabon (to name but a few of those represented here) still obsess over their baseball days? What is it about this green game of suspense that not only moves us but can also move us to flights of lyrical writing? In SCORING FROM SECOND: WRITERS ON BASEBALL some of the literary lights of our day answer these questions with essays, reminiscences and meditations on the sport that is America’s game but also a deeply personal experience for player, observer and fan alike.