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Deborah Eisenberg

Biography

Deborah Eisenberg

Deborah Eisenberg, a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, a Whiting Writer's Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, is the author of two earlier collections, compiled together in The Stories (So Far) of Deborah Eisenberg. She lives in New York City and teaches at the University of Virginia.

Deborah Eisenberg

Books by Deborah Eisenberg

by Deborah Eisenberg

Small masterpieces...[a] dazzling collection....Like Alice Munro, virtually her only equal in the field, Deborah Eisenberg here seems incapable of writing a bad short story...She focuses on misfits, people who don't feel at home in the world. So skilled is she at developing these characters as engagingly "ordinary" that we find ourselves identifying with them without realizing how we got there....Eisenberg's writing at times approaches the beauty of a line of poetry. She manipulates her readers with a master's blend of humor and poignancy. Her stories are wondrous....