ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS
“The Private Life of Skin,” originally published in Southwest Review
Read Hester’s Story “This is Your Last Swim.”
Hester Kaplan Receives National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship.
Read Hester’s new story, “The Pain Form” in The Idaho Review”
Find Hester’s story “Femur” in Providence Noir
Find Hester’s essay “The Private Life of Skin” in Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays
An aging but charismatic actor moves in next door to a couple whose marriage is already in trouble.
Hester Kaplan’s novel “The Tell” occupies that peculiar literary middle earth where everything is about relationships enacted against a history that has shaped the characters to respond in significant ways to problems put in their paths.
Because I was both shaken by and drawn into the worlds of the two books by Hester Kaplan that I read earlier, I was happy to hear of and read her new book, “Unravished: Stories” (Ig, 2014).
Background stories: F’Greene-published short story collection digs up the past
Regrets? They’ve had a few — and it makes for great reading!
Author of two novels and winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Kaplan delivers an exceptional collection with beautifully rendered stories for and about grown-ups.