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Edith Pearlman


Edith Pearlman

Edith Pearlman has published more than 250 works of short fiction and short non-fiction in national magazines, literary journals, anthologies, and online publications. Her work has appeared in BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, THE O. HENRY PRIZE COLLECTION, NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH and THE PUSHCART PRIZE COLLECTION – Best of the Small Presses.

Her first collection of stories, VAQUITA, won the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature and was published by the University of Pittsburgh University Press in 1996. Her second, LOVE AMONG THE GREATS (Eastern Washington University Press, 2002), won the Spokane Annual Fiction Prize. Her third collection, HOW TO FALL, was published by Sarabande Press in 2005 and won the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. Her fourth collection, BINOCULAR VISION: New and Selected Stories, was published in January 2011 by Lookout Books, a new imprint at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Pearlman's short essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian Magazine, Preservation, Yankee Magazine and Ascent. Her travel writing --- about the Cotswolds, Budapest, Jerusalem, Paris and Tokyo --- has been published in The New York Times and elsewhere. However she is a New Englander by birth and preference. She grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and now lives with her husband in Brookline, Massachusetts. She has two grown children and a grandson.

Edith Pearlman has worked in a computer firm and a soup kitchen and has served in Brookline's Town Meeting. Her hobbies are reading, walking and matchmaking.

Edith Pearlman

Books by Edith Pearlman

by Edith Pearlman - Fiction, Short Stories

In HONEYDEW, Edith Pearlman writes with warmth about the predicaments of being human. Whether the characters we encounter are a special child with pentachromatic vision, a group of displaced Somali women adjusting to life in suburban Boston, or a staid professor of Latin unsettled by a random invitation to lecture on the mystery of life and death, Pearlman knows each of them intimately and reveals them to us with unsurpassed generosity.